mean

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 [ˈmiːn]


For the verb: "to mean"

Simple Past: meant
Past Participle: meant
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mean

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. what does this [word, expression] mean?
  2. a [word, expression] (that) means
  3. what do you mean (by that)?
  4. what I meant was
  5. take it to mean (that)
  6. means you [can, should, will, need]
  7. means more than [it seems, you know]
  8. means something else entirely
  9. [that name, it] means nothing to me
  10. doesn't necessarily mean that
  11. means a lot to me
  12. would mean [a great deal, so much]
  13. would mean (all) the difference
  14. [could, might, probably] means that
  15. means the [end, beginning] of
  16. he means business
  17. no means no
  18. meant to [say, do, go, make]
  19. meant to [thank, introduce] you
  20. meant to [call you back, return your call, contact you]
  21. didn't mean to [offend, break, say]
  22. I never meant to [hurt, upset] you
  23. have been meaning to [go, get, ask, say]
adj
  1. is always so mean
  2. is mean and [nasty, grumpy]
  3. don't be (so) mean to [me, your sister]
  4. stop being mean
  5. he's (really) mean with his [money, praise, thoughts]
  6. that's (really) mean (of you)
  7. a mean [act, remark, comment]
  8. UK: (rather) mean portion sizes
  9. UK: is no mean feat
  10. the mean [average, derivation, number]
  11. the mean [income, wage, salary]
  12. that is one mean [player, smartphone, stereo]!
  13. she plays a mean game (of tennis)
n
  1. the [geometric, arithmetic, average] mean
  2. [calculate, work out] the mean
  3. take the mean of [10] [values, amounts, samples, distances]
  4. a mean between [saving and spending]
additional examples
  1. what does this [word, expression] mean?
  2. the [geometric, arithmetic, average] mean
  3. is always so mean
  4. a [word, expression] (that) means
  5. [calculate, work out] the mean
  6. is mean and [nasty, grumpy]
  7. what do you mean (by that)?
  8. take the mean of [10] [values, amounts, samples, distances]
  9. is a mean- [spirited, tempered] person
  10. what I meant was
  11. a mean between [saving and spending]
  12. don't be (so) mean to [me, your sister]
  13. take it to mean (that)
  14. stop being mean
  15. means you [can, should, will, need]
  16. he's (really) mean with his [money, praise, thoughts]
  17. means more than [it seems, you know]
  18. that's (really) mean (of you)
  19. means something else entirely
  20. a mean [act, remark, comment]
  21. [that name, it] means nothing to me
  22. UK: (rather) mean portion sizes
  23. doesn't necessarily mean that
  24. UK: is no mean feat
  25. means a lot to me
  26. US: is no small feat
  27. would mean [a great deal, so much]
  28. the mean [average, derivation, number]
  29. would mean (all) the difference
  30. the mean [income, wage, salary]
  31. [could, might, probably] means that
  32. that is one mean [player, smartphone, stereo]!
  33. means the [end, beginning] of
  34. she plays a mean game (of tennis)
  35. he means business
  36. no means no
  37. meant to [say, do, go, make]
  38. meant to [thank, introduce] you
  39. meant to [call you back, return your call, contact you]
  40. didn't mean to [offend, break, say]
  41. I never meant to [hurt, upset] you
  42. have been meaning to [go, get, ask, say]
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