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meaning/ˈmiːnɪŋ/noun
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meaning
/ˈmiːnɪŋ/
noun
pluralmeanings
Learner's definition of MEANING  
: the idea that is represented by a word, phrase, etc.
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: the idea that a person wants to express by using words, signs, etc.
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   b  : the idea that is expressed in a work of writing, art, etc.
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: the true purpose of something
   b  : a quality that gives something real value and importance
   c  : the reason or explanation for something

know the meaning of (something)

: to understand (something) because you have experienced it — often used in negative statements — often used in an exaggerated way to make a forceful statement
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