Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun meaning

2 senses of meaning

Sense 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 ambiguous")
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

Sense 2
meaning, substance -- (the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?")
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mean

7 senses of mean

Sense 1
mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")
       => convey -- (make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me")

Sense 2
entail, imply, mean -- (have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers")
       => necessitate -- (cause to be a concomitant)

Sense 3
mean, intend, signify, stand for -- (denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means")

Sense 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")

Sense 5
mean -- (have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything")

Sense 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!")
       => associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect -- (make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all")

Sense 7
mean -- (destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you")
       => intend, destine, designate, specify -- (design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")

Antonyms of adj meaning

1 sense of meaning

Sense 1
meaning (prenominal), pregnant, significant -- (rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look")

INDIRECT (VIA meaningful) -> meaningless, nonmeaningful -- (having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation")

Similarity of adj meaning

1 sense of meaning

Sense 1
meaning (prenominal), pregnant, significant -- (rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look")
       => meaningful (vs. meaningless) -- (having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause")

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