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Adjective meaning has 1 sense
  1. meaning, pregnant, significant - rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning"
    Antonyms: meaningless, nonmeaningful (indirect, via meaningful)
Noun meaning has 2 senses
  1. meaning, significance, signification, import - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous"
    --1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --1 has particulars:
     lexical meaning; grammatical meaning; symbolization, symbolisation; sense, signified; intension, connotation; referent; effect, essence, burden, core, gist; intent, purport, spirit; moral, lesson; nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement; overtone; point
    Derived forms: verb mean3, verb mean1
  2. meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
    --2 is a kind of idea, thought
    --2 has particulars:
     significance, import, implication; tenor, strain; undertone, undercurrent; reference, denotation, extension; reference; connotation
    Derived forms: verb mean3, verb mean1
Verb mean has 7 senses
  1. mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
    --1 is one way to convey, impart
    Derived forms: noun meaning1, noun meaning2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. entail, imply, mean - have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
    --2 is one way to necessitate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. mean, intend, signify, stand for - denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
    Derived forms: noun meaning1, noun meaning2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
    --4 is one way to will, wish
    Sample sentence:
    They mean to move
  5. mean - have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. think of, have in mind, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
    --6 is one way to associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
    --7 is one way to
    intend, destine, designate, specify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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