Definitions for "Literal meaning"
K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 13 The actual meaning of a word or a phrase.
refers to the meaning the biblical text had for its original, historical audience; the understanding a contemporary reader can gain from the text by using lexical aids and information on the history and culture of the author(s)
the primary, or denotative, meaning of a word.