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meaning

  

      n  
1    the sense or significance of a word, sentence, symbol, etc.; import; semantic or lexical content  
2    the purpose underlying or intended by speech, action, etc.  
3    the inner, symbolic, or true interpretation, value, or message  
the meaning of a dream     
4    valid content; efficacy  
a law with little or no meaning     
5      (Philosophy)  
a    the sense of an expression; its connotation  
b    the reference of an expression; its denotation. In recent philosophical writings meaning can be used in both the above senses  
   See also       sense       13  
      adj  
6    expressive of some sense, intention, criticism, etc.  
a meaning look        (See also)        well-meaning  


grammatical meaning  
      n   the meaning of a word by reference to its function within a sentence rather than to a world outside the sentence  
   Compare       lexical meaning       function word  
lexical meaning  
      n   the meaning of a word in relation to the physical world or to abstract concepts, without reference to any sentence in which the word may occur  
   Compare       grammatical meaning       content word  
well-meaning  
      adj   well meaning when postpositive   having or indicating good or benevolent intentions, usually with unfortunate results  
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meaning

  

      n  
1    connotation, denotation, drift, explanation, gist, implication, import, interpretation, message, purport, sense, significance, signification, substance, upshot, value  
2    aim, design, end, goal, idea, intention, object, plan, point, purpose, trend  
3    effect, efficacy, force, point, thrust, use, usefulness, validity, value, worth  
      adj  
4    eloquent, expressive, meaningful, pointed, pregnant, speaking, suggestive  

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exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
n.
coined humorous term meaning the fear of long words
[Hum.] Trying to use 'sesquipedalophobia' instead of 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia' isn't that much better for the syndrome sufferer; just half as much frightening!
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
a colloquial word meaning a bribe: policemen accepting bungs from journalists
adv.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
adj.
Slang term meaning good looking, stylish or cool.
[Slang] Used to describe anything that looks really good or on point. Example: Jen's eyebrows are snatched!
n.
the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist
considering the moon to have human features
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
id.
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has
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