Meaning

Meaning may refer to:

  • Meaning (linguistics), meaning which is communicated through the use of language
  • Meaning (non-linguistic), extra-linguistic meaning (intentional communication without the use of language), and natural meaning, where no intentions are involved at all
  • Meaning (semiotics) has to do with the distribution of signs in sign relations
  • Meaning as a relationship between ontology and truth
  • Meaning as a reference or equivalence
  • Meaning (philosophy of language)
  • Meaning (psychology)
  • Meaning as values, a value system or as derived from value theory
  • Meaning (existential), as it is understood in contemporary existentialism
  • The meaning of life, a notion concerning the nature of human existence
  • Meaning (House), an episode of the TV series House

Famous quotes containing the word meaning:

    A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    Of the three forms of pride, that is to say pride proper, vanity, and conceit, vanity is by far the most harmless, and conceit by far the most dangerous. The meaning of vanity is to think too much of our bodily advantages, whether real or unreal, over others; while the meaning of conceit is to believe we are cleverer, wiser, grander, and more important than we really are.
    John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)

    That would be waving and that would be crying,
    Crying and shouting and meaning farewell,
    Farewell in the eyes and farewell at the centre,
    Just to stand still without moving a hand.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)