5. Word Meaning. Word Meaning. Two aspects of a word : 1. form—sound and spelling 2. content—meaning cat /k æ t/ = a small four-legged animal with soft fur and sharp claws Word-meaning is what the word denotes. 5.1 The Meanings of ‘meaning’. Meaning is reference.
Meaning is reference.
These words are not used in their literal sense, but figurative meaning.
changing/ open-ended/ indeterminate
connotative M (ConM)
stylistic M (SM)
affective M (AfM)
collocative M (ConM)