1. [ noun ] the message that is intended or expressed or signified
Synonyms: significance import signification

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Related terms: message sense point effect moral intent sense nuance overtone symbolization lexical_meaning grammatical_meaning referent mean mean spell
2. [ noun ] the idea that is intended
Synonyms: sense substance

"What is the meaning of this proverb?"

Related terms: idea significance reference connotation undertone tenor reference mean
3. [ adjective ] rich in significance or implication
Synonyms: significant pregnant

"a meaning look" "pregnant with meaning"

Related terms: meaningful
Similar spelling:   meaningful