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British English: /ˈmiːnɪŋ/
American English: /ˈminɪŋ/

Translation of meaning in French:

noun

  • 1 (sense) (of word, phrase, remark)
    (of symbol, gesture, name) signification (f)
    what is the meaning of this word?
    quel est le sens de ce mot?
    a word with two meanings
    un mot à double sens
    what is the meaning of this?
    qu'est-ce que cela signifie?
    poverty? he doesn't know the meaning of the word!
    la pauvreté? c'est un mot qui ne fait pas partie de son vocabulaire
  • 3 (purpose) my life/work no longer has any meaning
    ma vie/mon travail n'a plus aucun sens
    to give new meaning to
    donner un sens nouveau à (life, work)
  • 4 (eloquence) a look/gesture full of meaning
    un regard/geste lourd de sens
  • 5 (drift) yes, I get your meaning [informal] he likes a little drink, if you get my meaning [informal]
    il aime bien boire un petit verre, si tu vois ce que je veux dire
  • 6 (Law)
    termes mpl
    within the meaning of the act
    selon les termes de la loi

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