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:

    Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    Philosophers have actually devoted themselves, in the main, neither to perceiving the world, nor to spinning webs of conceptual theory, but to interpreting the meaning of the civilizations which they have represented, and to attempting the interpretation of whatever minds in the universe, human or divine, they believed to be real.
    Josiah Royce (1855–1916)

    Skill sheets, workbooks, basal reader, flash cards are not enough. To convey meaning you need someone sharing the meaning and flavor of real stories with the student.
    Jim Trelease (20th century)