Bedeutung, die; (of text etc., life) Sinn, der

this sentence has no meaning — dieser Satz ergibt keinen Sinn

if you get my meaning — du verstehst, was ich meine?

what's the meaning of this? — was hat [denn] das zu bedeuten?

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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?) die Bedeutung
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1. (sense) Bedeutung f
a deeper/hidden \meaning ein tieferer/verborgener Sinn
the \meaning of life der Sinn des Lebens
to give sth a whole new \meaning (esp hum) etw in einem ganz neuen Licht erscheinen lassen
if you take [or get] my \meaning wenn du verstehst, was ich meine
what is the \meaning of this? was soll das heißen? [o bedeuten]
it was impossible to misunderstand his \meaning es war unmöglich, ihn misszuverstehen
I think I made my \meaning perfectly clear ich glaube, ich habe mich deutlich ausgedrückt
2. (importance) Bedeutung f, Sinn m
the full \meaning of his enquiry only became apparent later was seine Nachforschungen wirklich erbrachten, wurde erst später in seiner ganzen Tragweite sichtbar
to have \meaning for sb jdm etwas bedeuten
without you, life has no \meaning for me ohne dich hat das Leben keinen Sinn für mich
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1. adj
look etc vielsagend, bedeutsam
2. n
Bedeutung f; (= sense of words, poem etc also) Sinn m

a look full of meaning — ein bedeutungsvoller or bedeutsamer Blick

what's the meaning of (the word) "hick"? — was soll das Wort "hick" heißen or bedeuten?

to mistake sb's meaning — jdn missverstehen

do you get my meaning? — haben Sie mich (richtig) verstanden?

you don't know the meaning of love/hunger — du weißt ja gar nicht, was Liebe/Hunger ist or bedeutet

what's the meaning of this? — was hat denn das zu bedeuten?, was soll denn das (heißen)?

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meaning [ˈmiːnıŋ]
A s
1. Sinn m, Bedeutung f:
full of meaning">meaningful 1;
what’s the meaning of this?
a) was soll das bedeuten?,
b) was soll denn das?;
words with the same meaning Wörter mit gleicher Bedeutung;
do you take (oder get) my meaning? verstehst du, was ich meine?;
if you get my meaning wenn Sie verstehen, was ich meine
2. Sinn m, Inhalt m:
give one’s life a new meaning seinem Leben einen neuen Sinn geben
B adj (adv meaningly)
1. meaningful 1
2. in Zusammensetzungen in … Absicht: well-meaning
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Bedeutung, die; (of text etc., life) Sinn, der

this sentence has no meaning — dieser Satz ergibt keinen Sinn

if you get my meaning — du verstehst, was ich meine?

what's the meaning of this? — was hat [denn] das zu bedeuten?

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Bedeutung f.
Sinn -e m.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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