word meaning

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Noun1.word meaning - the accepted meaning of a wordword meaning - the accepted meaning of a word  
signified, sense - the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
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Which chemical element was named after the Greek word meaning pale green?
Nilofar is a Persian word meaning Lotus or Water Lily.
Chapters 1-3 concern features of word meaning, Chapters 4-6 consider sentence meaning, and Chapters 7 and 8 discuss the interaction of meaning and context and the relation between language and thought, respectively.
In nice weather, we're much more likely to eat outside on the lanai, a Hawaiian word meaning, "By the light of the candle, one can't see, much less criticize, the dinner one is being served.
Eid' is an Arabic word meaning 'festivity,' while 'fitr' means 'to break the fast' (and can also mean 'nature,' from the word 'fitrah') and so symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
SNITE: A dialect and Scottish word meaning to wipe or blow the nose.
Gandhi took to heart the concept of ``ahimsa,'' a Sanskrit word meaning avoidance of injury.
It is the annual time for mystagogia--a Greek word meaning "to contemplate the mystery.
the ability to infer word meaning in context and the ability to explain how the students inferred word meanings).
Jogging this memory, though, was the new phenomenon of hikikomori, a Japanese word meaning withdrawal.
Sankofa, an Akan word meaning "We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward," is the essence of Bertice Berry's fourth novel.
For instance, one of the four dominant families identified in this study, the cupin family, has barrel-shaped sections (the family gets its name from cupa, a Latin word meaning "barrel").