meaningful

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adjective mean·ing·ful \-fəl\

Definition of meaningful

  1. 1a :  having a meaning or purpose The tests did not produce any meaningful results.b :  full of meaning :  significant a meaningful life a meaningful relationship

  2. 2 :  having an assigned function in a language system meaningful propositions

meaningfully

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meaningfulness

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Examples of meaningful in a Sentence

  1. The test did not produce any meaningful results.

  2. She looked at him in a meaningful way.

  3. He wanted to feel that his job was meaningful.

  4. The trip turned out to be very meaningful for both of them.

Recent Examples of meaningful from the Web

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First Known Use of meaningful

1852


MEANINGFUL Defined for English Language Learners

meaningful

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Definition of meaningful for English Language Learners

  • : having a clear meaning

  • : expressing an emotion or idea without words

  • : having real importance or value


MEANINGFUL Defined for Kids

meaningful

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adjective mean·ing·ful \ˈmē-niŋ-fəl\

Definition of meaningful for Students

  1. :  having a meaning or purpose

meaningfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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