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

Translation of meaning in Spanish:


countable or uncountable
  • (of word)
    (of sentence, symbol, act)
    this word has several meanings
    esta palabra tiene varias acepciones or varios significados
    literal/figurative meaning
    sentido (masculine) literal/figurado
    work? you don't know the meaning of the word
    ¿trabajar? ¡tú no sabes qué significa trabajar!
    to lend new meaning to something
    darle un nuevo sentido or significado a algo
    if you take my meaning
    si me entiendes
    I don't quite get your meaning
    no entiendo lo que quieres decir
    my life has lost its meaning
    mi vida ha perdido el sentido or ya no tiene razón de ser
    that has very little meaning these days
    eso significa muy poco hoy en día
    Example sentences
    • He was an intensely charismatic actor and conveyed the meanings of words as dramatically and sensitively as the music.
    • Possible meanings of words contribute to the meaning of an utterance, which is an act by a speaker.
    • The average reader does not need a glossary for the meanings of all such words, for they are clearly elicited in the context.

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