Something that is communicated or signified; good sense or importance.
a thing that someone wishes to convey, especially by language: The writer's definition was obscured by their convoluted prose.
An interpreted goal, intention, or end: "The central concept of his pontificate is restore papal authority” ( Conor Cruise O'Brien).
Internal significance: "But who is able to comprehend the meaning regarding the sound associated with the city?” ( O. Henry).
The symbolic value of anything.
the value of anything.
The objects or idea that a word or phrase denotes, or whatever a sentence says.
whatever is intended or meant; intention; function; aim; object.
whatever is signified, whether by work lanquage; signification; sense; import.
feeling; power of reasoning.
That which exists inside head, view, or contemplation as an aim or function; that which is supposed or meant to be performed; intention; purpose; aim; item.
what will be or happens to be expressed or indicated at all; the good sense or purport of any such thing, as a word or an allegory, an indication, sign, act, occasion, etc.; signification; importance; import.