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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
adv.
au sens de
[Bus.]
v.
obtenir la bonne signification
exp.
vide de sens
exp.
les couches de sens plus profondes
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'meaning' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
meaning
adj.
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adj.
meaning
exp.
without meaning to
exp.
meaning what?
v.
give meaning
n.
wrong meaning
n.
meaning of a word
n.
meaning of a word
n.
meaning of a word

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