Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mean.
2. (n.) That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent.
3. (n.) That which is signified, whether by act language; signification; since; import; as, the meaning of a hint.
4. (n.) Sense; power of thinking.