Meaning of “meaning” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈmiːnɪŋ/
Extra Examples
This word has three distinct meanings.Draw a line between the words with corresponding meanings.I think you mistook my meaning.His last statement was entirely void of meaning.Semantics is the study of the meaning of language.

B1 The meaning of words, signs, or actions is what they express or represent:

The word 'squash' has several meanings.
The meaning of her gesture was clear.
PURPOSE [ U, no plural ]

B2 purpose or emotional importance:

She felt that her life had no meaning.

(Definition of “meaning” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)