Meaning of MEANING in English

n. Function: noun

1 the idea that something conveys to the mind FF1C; critics have endlessly debated the meaning of the poem FF1E;

Synonyms: acceptation, import, intendment, intent, message, purport, sense, significance, significancy, signification, sum and substance, understanding; compare SUBSTANCE 2 , TENOR 1

Related Words: drift, effect, essence, tenor; force, point, value; hint, implication, intimation, suggestion; connotation, definition, denotation


Synonyms: INTENTION , animus, design, intendment, intent, plan, purpose

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.