|1.||[ noun ] the message that is intended or expressed or signified|
|Synonyms:||significance import signification|
"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"
|Related terms:||message sense point effect moral intent sense nuance overtone symbolization lexical_meaning grammatical_meaning referent mean mean spell|
|2.||[ noun ] the idea that is intended|
"What is the meaning of this proverb?"
|Related terms:||idea significance reference connotation undertone tenor reference mean|
|3.||[ adjective ] rich in significance or implication|
"a meaning look" "pregnant with meaning"