Meaning Mean"ing, n. 1. That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent. [1913 Webster]

If there be any good meaning towards you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sense; import; as, the meaning of a hint. [1913 Webster]

3. Sense; power of thinking. [R.] [1913 Webster] -- {Mean"ing*less}, a. -- {Mean"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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