What are the three main senses of words?
Charles Morris says that there are 3 types of word meaning (sense).
Referential meaning deals with how we understand symbols as they relate to a meaning. For example, the Red Cross of America is a universal symbol for health, compassion, help, and first aid.
The pragmatic meaning is the most common one during communication. It includes:
- word association
- intended meaning
- imperative meaning
Your third one is the intralingual meaning, which is how different signs connect. This includes: