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      n  
   [+word]   sens    m     
→ The word "guide" has various meanings.        
two words with similar meanings      deux mots aux sens similaires  
she doesn't know the meaning of the word!      (=doesn't understand the concept)   elle ne sait pas ce que cela veut dire!, elle ne connaît pas le sens du mot!  
→ She wasn't being nice. She doesn't know the meaning of the word.        
→ Failure? He doesn't know the meaning of the word!        
   (=significance)   sens    m     
→ We yearn for meaning in our lives.        
→ I have been trying hard to interpret the meaning of this dream.        
to give meaning to sth      donner un sens à qch  
a challenge that gives a meaning to life      un défi qui donne un sens à la vie  


well-meaning  
      adj  
[person, remark, action]  
bien intentionné (e)  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
1. sens ; 2. signification 3. vouloir-dire
Linguistique
pr. part
signifiant (vt.) ; ayant l'intention (+inf.) (vt.) ; voulant dire (human+) (vt.)
pr. part
entendant
n.
sens figuré
adj.
bien intentionné
n.
sens caché
pr. part
ne voulant pas faire du mal
v.
obtenir la bonne signification
exp.
vide de sens
adv.
au sens propre
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'meaning' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
meaning
adj.
meaning
adj.
meaning
exp.
without meaning to
exp.
meaning what?
n.
wrong meaning
v.
give meaning
v.
attribute meaning to
exp.
without meaning any harm
n.
meaning of a word
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