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mean1

mean1

 
pronunciation:
min
part of speech: verb
inflections: means, meaning, meant
definition 1: to have as a goal or purpose; intend.
I mean to leave soon.
synonyms:
intend
similar words:
aim, plan, propose
definition 2: to intend to express.
What do you mean?
similar words:
denote, express, imply, represent
definition 3: to have a particular sense.
The word "tomorrow" means "the day after today."
similar words:
denote, designate, express, represent, stand for
definition 4: to cause as a result.
The teacher's arrival means recess is over.
similar words:
cause
definition 5: to have intentions or have in mind.
Carl means well, even though his actions don't show it.
similar words:
intend
definition 6: to have a certain degree of importance.
She means a great deal to her friends.
similar words:
be, represent