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It gives connection a whole different meaning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your new love can interpret the meaning of dreams. The Sun (2016)Perhaps if we say it often enough the real meaning will sink in. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Which is admittedly festive, but lends a rather different meaning to the whole affair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So there you have it, the meaning of life. The Sun (2016)Only that they don't understand the meaning of democracy. The Sun (2017)The ones that have real meaning come with money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They also manage to convey a variety of different meanings with their simple sentences. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)Nor does it satisfy itself with the interpretation of the meanings of social actions. Critical Social Research (1990)They also provide a way of shaping the meaning of what people do. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What is the true meaning of deadline day? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your new love understands the meanings of dreams. The Sun (2012)We reach for the little things that give life meaning when life itself is in the balance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were not just exploring the meaning of life but the meaning of our own lives. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Try to understand the inner meaning of the situation here. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Do we understand the meaning of "compensation? Christianity Today (2000)What is the meaning or purpose of life? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The overlap will breed new meanings and associations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The speculation over the meaning of this gesture has been intense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Think you know the meaning of suspense? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The course has given real meaning to our work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Pain had different meaning for the two groups. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)Big history in all its guises has been inhospitable to the questions of meaning and intention so central to intellectual history. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It sounded pretty serious, but meaning remained stubbornly elusive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He points out that it is possible to make sense of them, but that they simply cannot express the intended meaning. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)
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British English: meaning /ˈmiːnɪŋ/ NOUN
The meaning of something such as a word, symbol, or gesture is the thing that it refers to or the message that it conveys.
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- American English: meaning
- Arabic: مَعْنَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: significado
- Chinese: 含意
- Croatian: značenje
- Czech: význam
- Danish: betydning
- Dutch: betekenis bedoeling
- European Spanish: significado
- Finnish: merkitys
- French: signification sens
- German: Bedeutung
- Greek: σημασία έννοια
- Italian: significato
- Japanese: 意味
- Korean: 뜻
- Norwegian: betydning
- Polish: znaczenie sens
- European Portuguese: significado
- Romanian: sens
- Russian: значение
- Spanish: significado
- Swedish: betydelse
- Thai: ความหมาย
- Turkish: anlam
- Ukrainian: значення
- Vietnamese: ý nghĩa
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