Pronunciation of Meaning
/mˈiːnɪŋ/, /mˈiːnɪŋ/, /m_ˈiː_n_ɪ_ŋ/

Antonyms for meaning:


Synonyms for meaning:

Sense 1

brass-tacks, Epigrammatical, contents, acceptation, Marrowy, importance, connotative, thematic, aphoristic.

Sense 2

lesson, pithy, Significancy, topical, intention, signify, connote, undertone, subtext, expressive, epigrammatic, goal.

Sense 3

tendency, compact, why, denote, value, usage.

Sense 4

imply, indicate, spell, suggest, eloquent, target, theme, intend, ambition, text.

Sense 5

construction, spirit, amount.

Sense 6

object, understanding, matter.

Sense 7

mean, objective, argument.

Sense 9

view, use.

Sense 10


Sense 11


Sense 17

mark, level.


purport, import.



Other synonyms and related words:

mean, mark, impact, dream, spell, ambition, sense, design, marrow, spirit, content, context, value, revelatory, suggestive, goal, acceptation, theme, import, aim, substance, importee, signification, aphoristic, intention, inwardness, overtone, means, Epigrammatical, pithy, pregnant, signify, use, usage, significant, matter, nub, intend, thing, compact, expressive, revealing, centre, essence, sum, purport, Significancy, brass-tacks, center, importance, objective, object, core, aspiration, consequence, heart and soul, undertone, target, connotation, substantial, topical, tendency, idea, connotative, amount, why, end, meat, meaningful, nitty-gritty, understanding, moment, kernel, heart, importation, Marrowy, imply, eloquent, view, plan, subtext, construction, important.

all (adjective)

significant, pregnant.

connotative (adjective)


Sense 2 (noun)

purport, acceptation, subtext, Significancy, value, sense, usage.

Sense 3 (noun)

tendency, aim.

Sense 4 (noun)

mark, end, objective, goal, view, object, ambition, intention, design, why, target.

Sense 5 (noun)


Sense 6 (noun)

expressive, meaningful, eloquent, significant.

bearing (noun)


belief (noun)


cognition (noun)


communication (noun)

significance, signification, import.

connection (noun)


effect (noun)

tenor, impact.

idea (noun)


importance (noun)


intention (noun)


intention, aim (noun)

idea, intent, object, end, plan, design, purpose, goal.

meaning (noun)

intent, tenor, description, definition, purpose, message, thrust, point, pith, connotation, subject, idea, significance, upshot, explanation, denotation, drift, indication, relevance, gist, implication, crux, interpretation, topic.

message, signification (noun)

purport, sense, interpretation, context, import, subject matter, denotation, essence, heart, implication, point, spirit, tenor, significance, content, definition, drift, substance, nitty-gritty, connotation, meat, acceptation, value, use, upshot, gist, thrust, understanding, subject, pith, explanation.

effect (verb)


intending (verb)

Choosing, Endeavoring, Considering, Intending, Aiming, Expecting, planning, Minding, Proposing, scheming, resolving, wishing.

meaning (verb)

Explaining, Implying, Indicating, Denoting, Signifying, defining, Connoting, Describing.

sense (verb)

object, purport, aim.

Usage examples for meaning:

  • " Explain your meaning," he said. - "The Saint", Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer.
  • But let us remember, that is only half the meaning of His death. - "The Master's Indwelling", Andrew Murray.
  • They shook hands in silence, but the meaning in their looks was enough. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.

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