What is meaning?

  • (noun): The idea that is intended.
    Example: "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
    Synonyms: substance
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "meaning":

  • (adj): Rich in significance or implication.
    Example: "A meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning"
    Synonyms: pregnant, significant
  • (noun): The message that is intended or expressed or signified.
    Example: "What is the meaning of this sentence"
    Synonyms: significance, signification, import

Famous quotes containing the word meaning:

    Parents must not only have certain ways of guiding by prohibition and permission; they must also be able to represent to the child a deep, an almost somatic conviction that there is a meaning to what they are doing. Ultimately, children become neurotic not from frustrations, but from the lack or loss of societal meaning in these frustrations.
    Erik H. Erikson (20th century)

    Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
    Martin Amis (b. 1949)

    The words of the Constitution ... are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.
    Felix Frankfurter (1882–1965)