IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

I. NATURE OF IDEAS COMMUNICATED

[Idea to be conveyed.] Meaning. [Thing signified.]

[Antonyms: unmeaningness.]

[Nouns] meaning; signification, significance; sense, expression; import, purport; force; drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring; scope.

gist, essence, spirit [more].

matter; subject, subject matter; argument, text, sum and substance.

general meaning, broad meaning, substantial meaning, colloquial meaning, literal meaning, plain meaning, simple meaning, natural meaning, unstrained meaning, true meaning (exact) [more], honest meaning [more], prima facie meaning (manifest) [more].

literally; after acceptation.

synonym; implication, allusion (latency) [more]; suggestion (information) [more]; figure of speech [more]; acceptation (interpretation) [more].

[Verbs] mean, signify, express; import, purport; convey, imply, breathe, indicate, bespeak, bear a sense; tell of, speak of; touch on; point to, allude to; drive at; involve (latency) [more]; declare (affirm) [more].

understand by (interpret) [more].

[Adjectives] meaning; expressive, suggestive, allusive; significant, significative, significatory; pithy; full of meaning, pregnant with meaning.

declaratory [more]; intelligible [more]; literal; synonymous; tantamount (equivalent) [more]; implied (latent) [more]; explicit [more].

[Adverbs] to that effect; that is to say (being interpreted) [more].

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