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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 instead.

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What does “subject to” mean in this sentence?

I'm reading a book and found this sentence. Bitcask offers high-performance reads and writes, subject to the requirement that all the keys fit in the available RAM, since the hash map is kept ...
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The meaning of “choice Anglo-Saxon” & “to-do”

The following is a quote from the 2018 television show "The ABC Murders". A sergeant was describing an altercation involving a set of dentures: Yes, sir, the miscreant being one Herbert "Humpy" ...
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What do 'timing' and 'a timing meltdown' mean in this sentence?

I have some trouble in getting the exact meaning of 'a timing meltdown' in this sentence. Here it is: The doorbell rang, and Mum flapped her hands. ‘There he is. Lou, why don’t you start ...
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The meaning of a line: you'd Chuck the whole sorry lot of them

It's the word from Insp. Japp in ABC Murder,when Hercule Poirot talked about the letters from abc. Now, if you were busy, you'd see these for what they are--nasty, cruel people, and some mad bloke ...
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Meaning of 'Or What', 'What it takes to be'

I'm learning english using 'Phineas and Ferb'. This situation is before introducing some auditions(like American idol), there is one singing tone-def person. After singing, the dj was like, ...
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Should I take a look to see if there are?

Should I take a look to see if there are the people who raise dogs ? Q: In the above sentence, can I replace "should" with "would"? thanks in advance!
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What is the meaning of given quote - When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes [closed]

I wonder what is the meaning of this quote, It seems nothing is there. Or I am not understading. Thank you When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise ...
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How many “reps” of each exercise do you do?

What does "reps" mean in this sentence? "How many reps of each exercise do you do?"
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What does “the most widely translated 20th-century” mean in this passage? [closed]

Writing to the woman who would become his third wife, Hermann Hesse complained: “Life for me now holds almost no pleasures any more, in fact I am living in Hell.” The event that had reduced Hesse ...
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Meaning of hippie “drop out” philosophy

Writing to the woman who would become his third wife, Hermann Hesse complained: “Life for me now holds almost no pleasures any more, in fact I am living in Hell.” The event that had reduced Hesse ...
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Can you paraphrase the highlighted part of passage please? [closed]

Writing to the woman who would become his third wife, Hermann Hesse complained: “Life for me now holds almost no pleasures any more, in fact I am living in Hell.” The event that had reduced Hesse ...
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meaning of “definitive” and “account” in this context [duplicate]

Writing to the woman who would become his third wife, Hermann Hesse complained: “Life for me now holds almost no pleasures any more, in fact I am living in Hell.” The event that had reduced Hesse ...
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V doing vs to do

Can I replace the V-ing term with to do term in this specific case? Is there any semantic diiference between these two sentences? The extended abstract should consist of text and appropriate ...
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What is grammatical role of “past”?

In the following sentence: We see pulses of light each time the beam sweeps past the Earth. What is the grammatical role of "past" and what does it mean?
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What's the meaning of 'hit the dip'?

And fuck it, let's just see what happens, take a risk, let's take a trip We swervin' off the bourbon, hope we don't hit the dip It's from a song, I have found it means to leave, but it seems ...
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The joke fell among thieves

*What was that a nice way of saying? Beat the shit out of any kid caught so much as jay-walking? Yes, he'd been that way himself in his time, and it was a nasty little cul-de-sac, every bit as bad as ...
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What are they saying in this video 0-40 sec ( David Rubenstain Steve Ballmenr

video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KopLe5NZBJc DR: When you were at Harvard you have a classmate named Bill Gates SB: The guys who introduce this said you guys both are kind of wierd, ...
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Difference between “what do you see” and “what are you seeing” [duplicate]

Is there any difference between the two? What do you see? What are you seeing?
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What is the meaning what's the meaning of “I'll get it ” in this passage?

What is the meaning of, I'll get it , in below passage : Penny was picking up a pile of wood , doing jody's work. Jody ran to him . "I'll get it , Pa! " . Jody said . I think that " I'll get it "or ...
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it makes a lot of sense?

Don’t spend your whole life working in order to get something that is probably beyond your reach anyway. It’s far better to live in a simple way. If your desires are simple they are easy to ...
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What is the meaning of Data Stash?

I am not sure when I see “data stash” what should I think about it . I saw it on a big billboard in Manhattan Time Square. Checked in the net but nothing relevant appears. I found some info for t-...
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audit a course vs. take a course for credit

I have a problem to understand the following sentence: It usually costs as much to audit a course as to take it for credit. In general, I have understood that auditing a course has not any cost. ...
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What is he saying in this video 1:25-1:35

I am watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bZjzFC0jzU he is saying " I bought all of my friendship Oli last night and I still have money in the bank" when I check definition of Oli Oli is a sweet ...
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Is it correct to say the following?

Excuse me, do you know where the Walmart’s at? I am paying attention on ‘s and usage of at. any help will be appreciated
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What is the meaning of this sentence of “ the yearling ” book?

What is the meaning of this sentence? The road dropped below him twenty feet down to a little stream. I think it means that the road goes down 20 feet (it goes to the decent). You know, what makes ...
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What is 'gesture' and is it 'going' short form for 'is going'?'

In this drawing lesson at around 13:16, the drawing teacher (artist) draws one line back and then the second line down and explain: So gesture going back, gesture going down. What is '...
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What does 'stretches' mean in 'for long stretches of time'?

I'll have to work really long hours and be away from my family for long stretches of time, but, on the flip side, I'll get the opportunity to travel around the world. Sorry for confusing, just don’t ...
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crowd vs. crowding

What is the difference between "crowd" and "crowding"? In the following sentence can we use both of them in place of each other? By building a branch campus, some of the crowding (?=crowd) on the ...
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what does mean “it there”?

In the following sentence, it seems it should end up with "like it" or "like there". Why the both of "it" and "there" have come together? I have been to Washington several times, and I like it ...
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What does 'sell out something' mean?

Here is an example: I know the feelings away, uh I will sell out my shit some more, ah But I feel like a MAD MAN! I know sell out means to sell all things and it's often used with ...
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What does the phrase “at pace” mean?

It is from this article about a boxing match. The rematch was again played out at pace, with Whyte picking smart shots under pressure. I would get if there were a clarification of at what pace, ...
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What does this sentence mean? From a Film Review of Bohemian Rhapsody 3

In a movie review from Time (http://time.com/5440357/bohemian-rhapsody-freddie-mercury-queerness/ ), there is a sentence I don’t understand. He fluidly presented along the femme-butch spectrum, ...
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work out meaning in context

I cannot understand which one of the following definitions for "work out" is appropriate for the piece of a conversation's one! Advisor: Well, good. So, bookstore isn’t working out? Student: ...
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What does this sentence mean? From a Film Review of Bohemian Rhapsody 2

In a movie review from Time (http://time.com/5440357/bohemian-rhapsody-freddie-mercury-queerness/ ), there are a few sentences I don’t understand. What made Freddie Mercury such a captivating ...
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What do these sentences mean? From a Movie Review of Bohemian Rhapsody 1

In a movie review from Time (http://time.com/5440357/bohemian-rhapsody-freddie-mercury-queerness/ ), there are a few sentences I don’t understand. The sentence is, Still, looking for nuance in ...
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What exactly does “due” mean in the expression “with all due respect”?

What are the synonyms for "due" in the following sentence? Definition: with (all) due respect: (spoken) used when you disagree with someone or criticize them in a polite way: Dad, with all ...
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Meaning of shine (slang)

Won't look back on my mind Won't let bad out my shine This phrase from the song XXXTENTACION - Whoa. Honestly, I don't understand that at all. Can you please tell me what's it shine? I can ...
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How can I understand a word “suspect” , even either to guess or to doubt in a certain sentence

Scientists would be more likely to suspect that Mars once held life if there were evidence ... I thought that if there were certain evidence, the scientists would NOT be going to believe that Mars ...
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Problem with a simple sentence!

In the following sentence, I have a few problems: A tinge of garlic is all that's necessary in most recipes. 1) What is the exact meaning of the tinge? 2) What does mean the "all that's" and what ...
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What is the meaning of “athletes of color”?

In the following sentence, what does mean the bolded phrase? The annals of sports are filled with great athletes of color.
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What does “boiled down to stark, skeletal facts” mean in this sentence?

I am so so confused by this figurative speech of saying "information boiled down to stark, skeletal facts", and what does it even mean in this sentence?? My guess is that "I found these information ...
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There has been vs There had been

How and where should we use "There has been" and "There had been"? For example, I cannot recognize the semantic difference between the two following sentences: There had been such a fortunate ...
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WHY did he go slightly “pink” ?? Does it mean angry, embarrassed, healthy or other meaning in this sentence? [duplicate]

WHY did he go slightly "pink" ?? WHY did he go pink "with the effort"? What effort? Does "pink" mean angry, embarrassed, healthy or other meaning in this sentence? I am so so not sure what "pink" ...
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The meaning of “through your benches coming alongside”

'Luck of the Gods,' he said. 'Five--four--years ago I might have been waiting for you anywhere in the Long Puddle with fifty River men--and no moon.' Baeticus lifted a moist eye to the slip-hooks ...
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Meaning of Smoke someone [closed]

I saw phrase from a X's song, where he says 'Purrp in that blunt, smoking suicide, bloody blunts'.T here's some explanation, X is literally smoking Purp in his blunt, and smoking SpaceGhostPurp in ...
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How can you get your mood when you are tripping?

There is the song by XXXTENTACION 'Moonlight' and I can't understand why he asks him to get his mood right, if he is under drug influence. And even more I don't understand why he asks him 'why he is ...
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What's the meaning of “joint” here? [closed]

You have the Diners Club, you sign for it. You go first class in those joints, I know that, yeah." What's the meaning of "joint" here? I checked the O.D. didn't find anything useful...
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connection is “horizontal” than top-down - what does it mean

Dear Jesus, I agree with you that we are in 50/50% case. However, at least until now, social media are more independent, and the connection is "horizontal" than top-down. Finally the technology, ...
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What does “snap” mean?

Use your voice to snap apps, switch instantly, and start recording game clips. I referred to a dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/snap), and it seems that none of its ...
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What he said in this video (2:30-3:00)

BBC Radio Liam Gallagher: Liam - Another thing that toss me annoying, when people go, comes out for a beer, no no no I am trying to be good and they say - just come for one. What is the point ...