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Questions tagged [meaning]

This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be understood outside its phrase or sentence, the "meaning-in-context" tag should be also used; for the meaning of a phrase, use the "phrase-meaning" tag ...

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What do you call a person who keeps hold on documents/paperwork?

I am working on my research assignment and it needs me to list down my group mate's jobs on the paper. It will be great if one can answer ASAP. Thank you.
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What does “second” mean here and why did Jamie used it here?

This is from Jamie Dimon interview in Stanford: Character is a sine qua non and by character I also mean that they tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth. They do not shape the truth and they ...
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What's the meaning of “feels like the real me”?

I've come across with the phrase below: When have I felt like the real me? I searched online dictionaries but I didn't find anything. So, could you please tell me what the meaning of "feels like ...
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what does “bank” mean here?

Jamie Dimon said in interview at Stanford “ We bank 50 million people on out households and soon we are going to have online investing and robo investing” I am nkt sure if we bank 50 million ...
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What does “spinning” mean here?

Jamie Diamon in his interview in Stanford said “ if I allow spinning to the public, you are going to spin to me” I found spin meaning as confused and several other meanings but I am not sure what does ...
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What's the meaning of “I could use another hand”?

Here are the conversation (a quote from The Marvelous Mrs.Masel) The two characters are preparing for a car to travel, and A is clearing up the backseat of the car. A: This car is unkempt, to say ...
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What does “this time around” mean?

What is the meaning of “this time around” why not just this time . The full sentence is This time around, she wants to get it right! This time around means that it happened before and it will ...
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The meaning of “send round my kit”

He was silent for a few moments evidently thinking of what he could do for Srebnitz. Then he said "Tell your mother and father to change their minds while there is still time. Now I will go and ...
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What's a galaxy question?

I'm watching a MSNBC commentary about Syria war and @6:02 where a guest says: That's a galaxy question What's the meaning of galaxy question? Does it mean the question is off-topic? Or it mean it'...
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He's laying it down?

What's the meaning of: He is laying it down! I'm watching a MSNBC commentary about Syria war and @3:38, which the host is astonished by a truth being told by a guest and said this sentence, so ...
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What does “Gig gamification” and “divide” means in this sentence

today I received an email with topic like this: Gig gamification, a broader digital divide + the fast track to transformation. Microsoft finds a broader digital divide Microsoft recently released the ...
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The grammatical role of “rich” in the following sentence

What is the grammatical role of "rich" in the following sentence and what does mean it? (also why it uses the comma?) In the Pacific Northwest, the high level of precipitation ensures rich, green ...
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meaning of “do” as a substitute verb

"In such situations it is good if you can find a mentor who can guide you appropriately, but when this is not possible even self-coaching will do." Is it OK to write the above sentence like this? ...
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what's COPA? 2 questions bellow

It's a quote from The Marvelous Mrs.Masel A-See that guy over there in the gray suit? Marty Segal. Yesterday, he scored his first Copa gig. Big, big deal. B-He just spilled coffee on his suit....
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What does the compound mean?

Given the general inauthenticity of the names in the Atcs, ir is not surprising that scholars should suggest that the one authentic one gets it right not because of actual historical knowledge ...
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Identify primary topic area from the list provided to which the abstract is best suited

Identify primary topic area from the list provided to which the abstract is best suited The sentence as shown above. I am not sure what's sentence meaning and as it is a clause structure, can we ...
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How to interpret “and”

Please be respectful to fellow employees, partners, and others who work with or on behalf of XXX and XXX’s legitimate business interests. In the example above, I am not sure if the bold part ...
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What does it mean that “The hardline bullies in her party have been shown up for the reckless obsessives they are”?

The sentence above is from the article of Economist(link: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/12/13/the-real-lesson-from-theresa-mays-bruising-week). I have a problem reading that sentence, ...
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meaning of the 'promotes begging as therefore desirable'

I am struggling with the meaning of the sentence below in bold. The paragraph is cited from 'Walk on by...' in The Big Think Book. I read its Chinese edition, but find that its translation does not ...
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The meaning of “snatched them out breast-high”

Then he carried on steadying the ironed men (some were slaveringmad) till it was time to unshackle them by fives, and give ’em their chance. The natives made a chain through the surf, and snatched ...
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What does it mean by “clean up its act by pleading poverty”?

"In the past India has explained its failure to clean up its act by pleading poverty, noting that richer countries were once just as dirty and that its output of filth per person still lags far behind ...
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What's the meaning of “get the behavior”?

I 've come across with the line below: When we choose the wrong measurement, we get the wrong behavior. As you know "get" is a mulitiple meaning word [1]: RECEIVE OBTAIN BRING BUY MONEY HAVE A ...
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The meaning of “I’m very cheap”?

Woman: I didn't know you were coming back. Man: I wasn't, but I had made an appointment at the hair salon before I left, and they don't do refunds for cancellations. I'm very cheap. What does "I’...
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What does 'divide against' mean?

AFAIU, there's a phrase by Abraham Lincoln (and maybe Bible before that, I'm not sure, but it doesn't matter) 'a house divided against itself cannot stand'. I guess I somewhat understand the meaning ...
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“run over to me”, “run to me” and “run towards me” [on hold]

Don't let your dog run over to me. Don't let your dog run to me. Don't let your dog run towards me. What are the differences?
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Why the hood is also called bonnet?

...but where do you go to learn what is under the hood Trying to understand the operating system is unfortunately not as easy as just opening the bonnet So it seems like hood is equivalent to ...
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What does “scoop on” means?

I got an email telling me the following “ The Scoop on can’t-miss sessions at Reinvent event” I guess it means that I can not miss the reinvent event, however I am not sure why do they use scoop on ...
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“Here's the optic”

This is from a documentary film where the narrator talks about putting things in perspective. If you break that down to how many per day or how many per hour, basically what you are getting is the ...
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What does 'supra-textual' mean?

Are there any synonyms of that word? Or a definition? The ‘Snapewives’ or ‘Snapists’ are women who channel Snape, are engaged in romantic relationships with him, and see him as a vital guide ...
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What is the difference between 'build' and build up'?

Is there any difference between 'built up' and 'built' in the following sentences? Does the preposition 'up' add special meaning to the verb 'built' in the first sentence? Thanks in advance.
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Does “walk in” here just mean “enter someplace”?

The full text is from the lines of a comedy TV drama: Because fathers never really know who their daughters are. They don't want to know, do they? It would be terrifying to know who they are ...
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If someone say“I'm hanging out in the woods trying to find you a gig”,what does he mean? [on hold]

-What are you, the lost Gabor sister? -You should be walking around with a boa and a Pomeranian. Someone's crabby. - I'm not crabby. -I'm hanging out in the woods trying to find you a gig.
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What is the meaning of “smart padded”?

What is the meaning of "smart padded" in the following sentence? a woman in a smart padded coat along the stands,... Would anyone give me simple explanation?
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What does “a motion from the floor” mean? [closed]

I don't understand the expression "a motion from the floor" in the first paragraph of the following link. https://www.mathunion.org/fileadmin/IMU/Organization/imu-net/pdfs/2018/IMU-Net-92.pdf It is ...
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What's the meaning of “somebody gave up something to somebody”?

It's a line from "The Marvelous Ms. Maisel" a comedy-drama in the 1950s. The phrase I confused is a line from a comedy stand-up, here are the full story: I do not charge for sex. I mean, that's ...
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Scare less than [closed]

I haven't heard an expression like this before. I couldn't get the exact meaning of this phrase. What does "scare less than" mean?
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What does “run to the left” mean exactly in the context of politics?

I was reading a Wikipedia page when I ran into this passage: Wu and Teachout ran against Andrew Cuomo, the incumbent governor, and Kathy Hochul, an upstate Democrat and former Representative in the ...
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What's the meaning of “dry up and blow away”? [closed]

The following is from Salem's Lot: It is not the first town in American history to just dry up and blow away, and will probably not be the last, but it is one of the strangest. What's the meaning ...
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Which one is gone in this sentence?

The appetizing plate of cookies was gone in half an hour. In this sentence, which one is gone, the cookies or the plate? Thanks for your help in advance.
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What's the meaning of “eyes started”?

Could anyone please elaborate.....thnx
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What does 'snapping away' mean here?

What does 'snapping away' mean here? Alan, through his website artbusiness.com, attends almost every art opening that goes down in San Francisco. Like 10 in one night, he's zipping across town ...
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What does “there's must be” mean?

I've seen it written this way a couple of times, e.g. in oxford entry for dame: 'There's must be a wealthy society dame (preferably played by Margaret Dumont) who is entirely smitten with Groucho, ...
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What's the meaning of “ported” in this sentence?

I found the word "ported" in a sentence describing a motorcycle, but I don't understand what it means: A beautiful machine, it was ported and polished, with high-compression pistons and rings, a ...
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when we can use freak out?

I am not sure about the usage of freak out - it means wildly irrational behaviour? Can we say for example that when someone is not doing something like expected is freaking out? I will give you an ...
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What does 'TOEIC or SAT teaching for 15 years' mean?

TOEIC or SAT teaching for 15 years. Does it mean someone have done or did TOEIC or SAT teaching for 15 years? or just the work (activities and duties as part of your job) for 15 years. Because when ...
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What's the meaning of “get hyped”?

I've come across with the sentence below: People often think it’s weird to get hyped about reading one page or meditating for one minute or making one sales call. Could you please tell me what ...
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Any difference between “That would be mine” and “It would be mine”?

In a movie scene, a lady is with 3 others and are chatting. Suddenly, the lady finds a piece of hair on the ground. She picks it up and holds it in her hand and asks 3 others. - "Hmmm, whose hair is ...
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Is it right to say I was child or I was a child

Is there a difference in meaning or is there a grammatical mistake
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What's the meaning of these phrases?

Basically is a compliment for a speech, here are the phrases: That was a tight one minute, Brian. You're ready for Jack Paar. I know who Jack Paar is but what's "you are ready for"? I also don't ...
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The meaning of “to have the rudders down directly”

The wind was taking off in gusts, and the rain was putting down the swells. I made out a patch of beach that looked less like death than the rest of the arena, and I decided to drive in on a gust ...