meaning - intention - opinion
The meaning of a word, expression, or gesture is the thing or idea that it refers to or represents.
The word ‘guide’ is used with various meanings.
This gesture has the same meaning throughout Italy.
The meaning of what someone says is what they intend to express.
The meaning of his remark was clear.
Don't use ‘meaning’ to refer to what someone intends to do. Don't say, for example, ‘His meaning was to leave without paying’. Say ‘His intention was to leave without paying’.
Their intention is to finish the work by Friday.
Don't use ‘meaning’ to refer to what someone thinks about something. Don't say, for example, ‘I think he should go. What’s your meaning?' You say ‘I think he should go. What’s your opinion?'
My opinion is that this is completely the wrong thing to do.