Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

What is it called when other words give a word meaning?

such as affection stand alone its love likeness and desire but if you turn it into just an action the focus is on the reason you do it to show you love and care for them that they have worth

What is it called when other things give it meaning vs it's own stand alone meaning

3 Answers

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    As a general answer, English is a language of context, and "context" is what you refer to. A word's meaning is understood by the words around it, and sometimes there is ambiguity. Any word can mean many things. "hot" has about 15 meanings. Words can be spelled the same but pronounced differently to give them a different meaning as well. Or verbally pronounced the same, but spelled differently.

    Sometimes, voice tonal changes in a word or sentence change its intended meaning.

    Your example is complicated and unclear and refers to actions separate from the words.

    An old quote or expression is "actions speak louder than words" which means what you do counts more than what you say.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    context - the word is used in the context of what the rest of the sentence is talking about

  • 6 months ago

    Definition. Description.

    • Winter6 months agoReport

      You give the word meaning while using the word with definition you dont use the word to define it

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