meaning

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meaning

Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
meaning

Plural
meanings

  1. (countable) The meaning of something is the idea or message that it has. In language, meaning is what speech or writing is intended to convey to the listener or reader.
    What is the meaning of that word?
  2. (countable) The meaning of something is its purpose.
    School doesn't have much meaning for me anymore.

Verb[change]

Plain form
mean

Third-person singular
means

Past tense
meant

Past participle
meant

Present participle
meaning

  1. The present participle of mean.