◄ Meaning ►

1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mean.

2. (n.) That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent.

3. (n.) That which is signified, whether by act language; signification; since; import; as, the meaning of a hint.

4. (n.) Sense; power of thinking.

acceptation aim allegory allusion ambition animus arcane meaning aspiration assumption balefulness banefulness bodefulness characterization coloration connotation construction content counsel definition denomination denotation description desideration desideratum design designation desire determination diagnosis differentiation direness disclosure doomfulness drift effect essence explanation expression fatality fatefulness fingering fixed purpose force function gist hint idea identification implication implied meaning import indication indicativeness inference innuendo intendment intent intention interpretation intimation ironic suggestion manifestation message metaphorical sense mind motive naming nisus nuance occult meaning ominousness overtone picking out plan point pointing pointing out pointing to portent portentousness presagefulness presumption presupposition project proposal prospectus purport purpose reading resolution resolve sake selection sense show showing significance significancy signification sinisterness specification spirit striving study subsense subsidiary sense substance suggestion suggestiveness sum and substance supposition symbolism symptomaticness tenor tinge touch undercurrent undermeaning understanding undertone value view way of seeing will


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