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:

    In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Shall we go learn to kiss, to kiss?
    Never heart could ever miss
    Comfort, where true meaning is.
    Nicholas Breton (1542–1626)

    Losing life is a trifle and I will have that courage when I need it. But to see the meaning of this life vanishing, our reason for existing disappearing, that is what I cannot stand. No one can live without reason.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)