meaningful etymology

English word meaningful comes from English -ful, English meaning

Detailed word origin of meaningful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
meaning English (eng) Expressing some intention or significance; meaningful.. Having a (specified) intention. (obsolete) Intention.. (semantics) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.. The significance of a thing.. The symbolic value of something.
meaningful English (eng) Having meaning, significant.

Words with the same origin as meaningful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful