Signs for MEAN, MEANING
Definition: State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of; the idea that a person wants to express by using words, signs, etc.
How to ask a Deaf ASL-speaking person what ASL sign means in American Sign Language? Glossed as [ASL sign]/\ MEAN WHAT?
Q: What does ASL mean?
A: Do you mean what ASL means as in "ASL meaning"? Or, do you mean what does the ASL sign mean?
Q: Hmm, I'd like the answers to both. :)
A: ASL stands for American Sign Language. On the other hand, if you want to know what an ASL sign mean, you can try reverse dictionary to find a meaning of the ASL word.
Language learning, language play, etc.
Some word entries have one of some tidbits in this section, such as minimal pairs of sign words, rhymes, etc. usually related to or associated with its word entry.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "meaning" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.