meaning meaning  /ˈmi nɪŋ/


  1. (n) the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  2. (n) the idea that is intended
  3. (adj) rich in significance or implication


  1. Most people even reasonable people read meaning into their dreams.
  2. The avatar of fascism posed the century's greatest threat to democracy and redefined the meaning of evil forever.
  3. Picasso's audience meaning people who had heard of him and seen his work, at least in reproduction was in the tens, possibly hundreds, of millions.


  1. Trending: Where we vacation

    School’s almost out, meaning vacation season is just around the corner. As southwestern Connecticut families plan their upcoming vacations, it’s likely a few locales will nab the title of the most popular spot for area residents.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Norwalk Citizen

  2. NFL Commissioner Writes Letter To Native American Leaders, Says Redskins Name Represents "Positive Meaning"

    WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In a letter to Native American leaders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained his take on the Washington Redskins name and why "from its origin" it has "represented a positive meaning".
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.

  3. Letter: My Meaning Was Misinterpreted

    Margaret Richardson, in her May 28 letter (“How Fortunate to Be ‘Suitable,’”) appears to have taken my use of the word “unsuitable” as having a racist or otherwise prejudicial meaning. In fairness to her, I might have been better advised to use the word “ineligible” to make my point.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed," Obama said, when "a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Media General Washington Bureau

  2. On Aug. 28, 1963, King delivered his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC His dream was that one day the nation would "rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Coshocton Tribune

  3. "It's times like this that all of us struggle to find meaning in life," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told mourners.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Forbes

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