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mean·ing·ful

 (mē′nĭng-fəl)
adj.
1. Having meaning, function, or purpose: a meaningful discussion.
2. Showing or conveying meaning, especially without words: a meaningful glance.

mean′ing·ful·ly adv.
mean′ing·ful·ness n.

meaningful

(ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl)
adj
1. having great meaning or validity
2. eloquent, expressive: a meaningful silence.
ˈmeaningfully adv
ˈmeaningfulness n

mean•ing•ful

(ˈmi nɪŋ fəl)

adj.
full of meaning; purposeful; significant.
[1850–55]
mean′ing•ful•ly, adv.
mean′ing•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"
purposeful - serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"

meaningful

adjective
2. expressive, suggestive, meaning, pointed, speaking, pregnant The two men expressed a quick, meaningful look.

meaningful

adjective
1. Effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood:
2. Conveying hidden or unexpressed meaning:
Translations
ذو معْنى، ذو أهَميَّه
mající významsmyslsmysluplný
betydningsfuld
sokat mondó
òÿîingarmikill, mikilvægur
majúci význam
pomembenpomenljiv
anlamlımanalı

meaningful

[ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl] ADJ
1. (= worthwhile) [discussion, negotiations] → valioso, positivo; [experience] → valioso, significativo; [relationship] → serio, significativo; [activity] → que merece la pena; [question, explanation] → coherente, que tiene sentido; [comment, analogy] → que tiene sentido
to lead a meaningful lifevivir una vida que tenga sentido
nothing meaningful is ever discussed at these meetingsen estas reuniones nunca se discute nada de trascendencia or nada que merezca la pena
2. (= eloquent) [smile, look] → significativo, elocuente

meaningful

[ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl] adj
(= significant) [result] → significatif/ive; [dialogue] → éloquent(e); [consultation] → sérieux/euse
a meaningful event in sb's life → un événement qui compte dans la vie de qn
[relationship] → sérieux/euse
a meaningful look → un regard entendu

meaningful

adj
(= having meaning) word, statement, symbolmit Bedeutung; (Ling) unitbedeutungstragend; poem, filmbedeutungsvoll; (= expressive) look, glancebedeutungsvoll; to be meaningfuleine Bedeutung haben
(= comprehensible) advice, information, question, answer, resultssinnvoll; the statistics only become meaningful when …die Zahlen ergeben nur dann einen Sinn, wenn …
(= purposeful) job, negotiationssinnvoll; relationshiptiefer gehend

meaningful

[ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl] adj (word, look) → significativo/a, eloquente; (relationship) → profondo/a

mean3

(miːn) past tense, past participle meant (ment) verb
1. to (intend to) express, show or indicate. `Vacation' means `holiday'; What do you mean by (saying/doing) that?
2. to intend. I meant to go to the exhibition but forgot; For whom was that letter meant?; He means (= is determined) to be a rich man some day.
ˈmeaning noun
the sense in which a statement, action, word etc is (intended to be) understood. What is the meaning of this phrase?; What is the meaning of his behaviour?
adjective
(of a look, glance etc) showing a certain feeling or giving a certain message. The teacher gave the boy a meaning look when he arrived late.
ˈmeaningful adjective
(often used loosely) important in some way. a meaningful statement/relationship.
ˈmeaningless adjective
without meaning or reason; of no importance. meaningless chatter.
be meant to
to be required or supposed; to have to. The child is meant to be asleep!
mean well
to have good intentions. He meant well by what he said.

meaningful

a. valioso-a, justificado-a.
References in classic literature ?
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