A message from our CEO about the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Read now.

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7
votes
1answer
553 views

What does the word “warmth” mean here?

I am not sure about the meaning of the word "warmth" in the following sentence: If you think that ML Enhance makes a sunset’s glow look too much like daylight, you can move the Temperature slider ...
2
votes
2answers
46 views

What does “go someone late” mean?

I came across it in this article. WBA world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith: "If Ruiz wins again I wouldn't be one bit surprised. I do think you'll see a more switched-on Joshua who is ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Use of “same as” instead of “of”

Can ı use “ same as” in sentences instead “of” ? 1)I need 100 kg of the same soil as this sample you sent. Instead of “of” in sentence; 2)need 100 kg of soil of this sample you sent. 3) ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Difference of meaning between two same structures

1) Water of washing dishes (washing dishes water) 2) Process of producing a car When considering these two sentence fragments, it seems both have the same structure, but the first one doesn’t ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Is 'He got a shot' the same as 'He got a bullet'?

Is it possible for the first expression to convey the meaning of the second in English, like 'He got a bullet in his body '?
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Meaning of phrases below

1) Window washing water 2) Water to wash window 3) Water for washing window 4) Water of washing window Are four phrases have same meaning ? If there is any difference between them Can you please ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

“it was intended decision” vs. “it was an intended decision”

"it was intended decision" vs. "it was an intended decision" Do they both are grammatically correct? If so, is there a difference in meaning? Thank you in advance!
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Difference between two same structure

Can you please explain difference between two structure below; First is “It is my turn to drive “ . This means that my turn to drive has come . Second is “ It is my idea to buy a new car” ....
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can anyone explain this quote in a simpler way?

This is the context: So there's two ways of thinking about ethics and one is outcomes-based. Only utilitarianism-consequentialism. And another way of thinking about what we as selves and persons ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

What does “work one's way across” mean?

Is work one's way across an idiom or does it mean literally? Examples: I should like to travel and work my way across the USA. I am planning to work my way across Australia. I work my ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

What is the meaning of “making a career”? [closed]

Is the phrase making a career true in English? If so, what does it mean?
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Query about preposition

I'll show you a sentence below: I learned about American history in middle school. In the clause, you can see the preposition of 'in'. What is the correct definition of 'in' in the above sentence?...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Are there two meanings to ”I saw the same car as her car in the garage”? [duplicate]

I saw the same car as her car in the garage. I couldn’t understand which car is in this garage the car I saw or her car? Are there two meanings in sentence?
2
votes
2answers
35 views

What's the difference between 'hold' and 'detain'?

Is there any difference between 'hold' and 'detain' in terms of time "length" of detention/holding, or any other differences concerning the legal side of the two words. The following sentence is ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

the early months

In the first few months**,** when he stayed at the hotel, he went to restaurants a lot. In the first few months when he stayed at the hotel, he went to restaurants a lot. In the early months**,** ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

The aisle seat is fine by me?

I found this phrase on a Mobil app,And I did not understand why it wrote "by me" and not "for me" She: I will check if there is one available. Me: if not,the aile seat is fine by me.
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

The meaning of “the day after” and “the night before”

When we say "the night before" do we mean a particular night that took place before some event or some period of time that lasted until last night? "Treat me like you did the night before" (song by ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

<Yes, I do> while answering a “do question”

I'm curious about knowing the reason why we say "I do" after "Yes" while answering a "do question". Let's look at the following example: Question: Do you speak English? Answer 1: Yes Answer ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

When can I use “to” instead of “of”?

I have been noticing that sometimes when referring to ownership, the preposition to is frequently more accurate than of. For example, consider the phrase "These are the keys to the door," and "These ...
0
votes
3answers
25 views

Meaning of “take” at the beginning of a sentence

I couldn't understand the mechanism of a sentence from the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: when it comes to grabbing a spotlight and persuading people to do things they’d rather not, ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

When should I say I apologize and when should I say I am sorry?

Is it related with the size of the wrong I did it or with the respect of the person or something else? I made some researches and I found that : An apology is a formal admission of a wrongdoing....
1
vote
1answer
43 views

What's wrong with Houston's “proposal” to the Apollo astronauts?

The transcripts from the Apollo 12 mission contain this two-minute conversation between CAPCOM Gerald Carr on the ground in Houston and command module pilot Dick Gordon in the spacecraft. Carr: We'...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Ask question in different way

For example When ask İf use of any preposition like with is correct or not i say “ would it be correct to use with in sentence “. Can i say instead of this sentence: Would “with” be correct to use ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Is “You are influencing your negative behavior over me” grammatically well-formed and natural-sounding to native speakers?

I don’t believe this sentence sounds right: You are influencing your negative behavior over me. I'd instead rephrase it more like this: Your behavior creates a negative influence over me. Is that ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

What is the difference between what's up and how are you?

When should I say what's up and when should I say how are you? Is it about the person's age or the extent of my knowledge of the person?
2
votes
2answers
46 views

Difference between “current events” and “current affairs”

What is the difference between “current events” and “current affairs” when it comes to what is in the news? Current Events: [plural] chiefly US : important events that are happening in ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Subtle differences

I’ve been thinking a lot about these two sentences: I’ve eaten all the cookies I’ve been eating all the cookies What's the difference? Is the second one even correct?
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Present perfect continuous meaning [duplicate]

I have been reading a lot of books for years. Does this sentence sound natural ? What does it mean?
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Is “rejected” correct here?

he company _____ the contract because of unfair terms. liked accepted rejected signed I think "fair" means "not enough" so they rejected and not accepted, right?
2
votes
1answer
338 views

why “to sleep or lie on your back” but not “to sleep or lie with your back on the floor”?

In the dictionary Do you sleep on your back or your front? In the dictionary He lay on his back and gazed at the ceiling. I am a bit confused because we say "sleep or lie on the floor". How ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Difference between “years” and “age”?

OED Year: 10a. In plural. Age; the length of time that a living thing has lived. Merriam Webster Year: 5b Years plural : age https://www.merriam-webster.com/...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

What does slow your role mean and is it role or roll?

Can someone please help me to clear this up in this statement: Should it be role or roll and what is the meaning and/or origin of it.
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

What does “greatest” mean in this context?

The standard is consistent with ILO Convention 138, or under the legal minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greatest. The above example is about child labor. Does "whichever is ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

The meaning of the answer to the disjunctive question

There's the question:"Nobody is getting a rise this year, are they?" If to answer "No, they aren't", it will mean that the salary of those people will remain the same.Everything is clear here. But ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

As long as this is student led

I have the text: The parking lot was packed when we got to the church. This meeting wasn't just for kids - it was filled with parents too. There were so many people that we had to move into the ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Meaning of “I know it's over 'cause my feet have hit the cold floor”

We listened to the song "Made to love" by Toby Mac in my classroom. Unfortunately, we could not understand the phrase: I know it's over 'cause my feet have hit the cold floor Check my reflection, ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

meaning of the phrase [duplicate]

Can this phrase be used this way?: to mock at someone who said some kind of nonsense or the way what he did or the way how he looks. Or is it possible? For example: I can't with/from your stupid ...
2
votes
1answer
140 views

Do we always use “more” to compare two things?

Do we always use "more" to compare two things? Among the various and conflicting interpretations of Aristophanes’ works, there is a general admiration for the poet’s seemingly boundless ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

what does 'I'm not for pretending' mean?

What does this sentence mean? I'm not for pretending. Also, is this a correct sentence? I don't get used to it.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Has reached its natural boundary (meaning)

This is I think a bit idiomatic: "Of the 26 species that are known to have become successfully integrated into the local environment, only one, an African species released in northern Australia, ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

strange tales amongst which to riot

Then she went to sleep, to dream the strange dreams of herl lineage, things too fantastic to be worth recording, for she was at the time of life when a girl's thoughts turn to fantasy, even beyond ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

What is the meaning of “knock into it” in this context?

This is the context: Paulson: Well, sort of the idea that somehow through the act of observation, we’re creating reality? Blockquote Albert: Or yeah, or something like that. It’s true that ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

What does “teleport anywhere in the world” mean?

The definition says: To transport by teleportation. But what's not clear is if "teleport anywhere in the world" means "teleport from anywhere" or "teleport to anywhere" or "teleport to anywhere ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

What is the meaning of “as” in the following sentences?

What is the meaning of "as" in the following sentences, 1) "It's incredible," Andy quoted Jennifer as saying. 2) "The food was delicious," Jack was quoted as saying by the newspaper. Does "...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

How to use bears admitting?

I was reading an article and come across the following phrase "bears admitting" what does it mean. i have tried to googled it but no luck of finding an answer. I think it must be a new word or not a ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

All life and All lives

What is the difference between them? Earth was created for all lives, not just human life. Earth was created for all life, not just human life. I found the second on http://thriveglobal.com/...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Make it happy in small things: it? [closed]

I was chatting with a friend on Twitter, and I asked what the profile photo was, and he asked me to guess, and then I guessed it right. He said, "Good guess, yes, congratulations" and I replied with "...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

I have a trouble understanding the context correctly…“(~)we hope you will be able to reduce it”

To. (B) - "We were pleased to receive your order of 15th April for a further supply of transistor sets, [ but as the balance of your account now stands at over USD400,000, we hope you will be able ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Help! I don't understand this sentence's meaning

I'm reading Harry Potter for English study. "Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning" I think double negative means postive. So I think "Gryffindors have never gone so long without ...
5
votes
3answers
429 views

Birthplace vs living place

If someone asks me where my hometown is, what should I say? I live in a country which is not my birth country. I was born in different country. So which one should I consider as my hometown? The ...