1. Something that is conveyed or signified; sense or significance.
2. Something that one wishes to convey, especially by language:
The writer's meaning was obscured by his convoluted prose.
3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
“The central meaning of his pontificate is to restore papal authority”(Conor Cruise O'Brien)
4. Inner significance:
“But who can comprehend the meaning of the voice of the city?”(O Henry)
5. Full of meaning; expressive.
6. Disposed or intended in a specified manner. Often used in combination:
a well-meaning fellow; ill-meaning intentions.
7. The central meaning shared by these nouns is “the idea that is conveyed by something, such as a word, an action, a gesture, or a situation”:
Synonyms are words that have the same or approximately the same meaning.
In one of its acceptations value is a technical term in music.
在它的一个通用意义上， value 这个词是个专门的音乐术语。
The import of his statement is ambiguous.
The term anthropomorphism has only one sense.
The significance of a green traffic light is generally understood.
Scientists have been unable to determine the signification of most Etruscan inscriptions.