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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mean·ing /ˈminɪŋ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mean v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meant p. pr. & vb. n. Meaning.]
 1. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do?
    What mean ye by this service ?   --Ex. xii. 26.
    Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.   --Gen. 1. 20.
 I am not a Spaniard
 To say that it is yours and not to mean it.   --Longfellow.
 2. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
    What mean these seven ewe lambs ?   --Gen. xxi. 29.
    Go ye, and learn what that meaneth.   --Matt. ix. 13.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mean·ing n.
 1. That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent.
    If there be any good meaning towards you.   --Shak.
 2. That which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sense; import; as, the meaning of a hint.
 3. Sense; power of thinking. [R.]
 -- Mean*ing*less, a. -- Mean*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look";
            "pregnant with meaning" [syn: meaning(a), pregnant,
      n 1: the message that is intended or expressed or signified;
           "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 ambigtuous" [syn: significance, signification, import]
      2: the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this
         proverb?" [syn: substance]