mean

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 /miːn/

For the verb: "to mean"

Simple Past: meant
Past Participle: meant

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (word's meaning)significare vtr
  voler dire vtr
 What does the word 'available' mean?
 Che cosa significa la parola "disponibile"?
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (signify)significare vtr
 A green light means "go".
 Il semaforo verde significa "vai".
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (entail)significare, comportare, implicare vtr
  volere dire vtr
 A delay in our flight means a missed connection.
 Il ritardo del nostro aereo significa perdere la coincidenza.
mean
means
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(resources)mezzi nmpl
  strumenti nmpl
 Kevin lacks the means to buy a sports car.
 A Kevin mancano i mezzi per comprare una macchina sportiva.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (malicious)meschino agg
  misero, gretto, squallido agg
 That was a mean thing you did.
 Hai fatto una cosa meschina.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ill-tempered)cattivo agg
 He has a mean disposition, and grumbles at everything.
 Ha un'indole cattiva e si lamenta di ogni cosa.
 
Additional Translations
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inferior)mediocre agg
  miserabile, spoglio agg
 That's a mean imitation of an artwork.
 È un'imitazione mediocre di un'opera d'arte.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (low in rank, station)misero agg
  miserabile agg
 My grandmother was just a mean factory worker.
 Mia nonna era solo una misera operaia.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (base)basso, mediocre agg
 His motives are mean and vile.
 Le sue ragioni sono basse e vili.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (stingy)avaro, spilorcio, tirchio agg
  taccagno agg
 He is a mean man, unlike his generous brother.
 Al contrario del suo generoso fratello, lui è un uomo avaro.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (malevolent)meschino agg
  basso, spregevole, volgare agg
 He has a mean streak - you can see it in his eyes.
 C'è un non so che di meschino in lui, si vede dai suoi occhi.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (shabby)dappoco agg
  mediocre agg
 She was dressed in old and mean clothes, but was still the prettiest girl there.
 Aveva dei vestiti vecchi e dappoco ma era comunque la ragazza più carina.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (impressive)ottimo, eccellente agg
   (colloquiale)con i fiocchi loc agg
 The bartender makes a mean martini.
 Il barman fa un ottimo Martini.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (skilful)bravo agg
 That Frank is a mean bricklayer.
 Quel Frank è un bravo muratore.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intermediate)medio agg
  intermedio agg
 The mean score on the test was 70%.
 Il punteggio medio del test era del 70%.
mean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (middle point)media nf
 Today's temperature is near the mean for this time of year.
 La temperatura di oggi è vicina alla media per questo periodo dell'anno.
mean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (math: average)  (aritmetica)media nf
 The mean is seven, with both higher and lower numbers recorded.
 La media è sette, compresi i numeri più alti e più bassi.
mean
means
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(method)  (metodo)modo nm
  strumento nm
 Earning a degree is a means to an end.
 Prendere un diploma è un modo per raggiungere lo scopo.
mean
means
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(money)mezzo economico nm + agg
  risorsa economica nf + agg
 Do you have the means to buy that house?
 Hai i mezzi economici per comprare quella casa?
mean viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (signify)volere dire vtr
 Whatever you mean by those words, I still like you.
 Qualunque cosa tu voglia dire con queste parole, io ti apprezzo comunque.
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend)volere, avere intenzione, intendere vtr
  proporsi vi pron
  intendere vtr
 Tony means to finish his drink in one gulp.
 Tony ha intenzione di finire il suo drink in un sorso.
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (with a specific purpose)  (voler fare)volere, avere intenzione, intendere vtr
 I didn't mean to step on your foot.
 Non volevo pestarti il piede.
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (allude to)  (considerare)intendere, voler dire vtr
  voler significare, considerare vtr
 He meant it to be a compliment when he called her ideas progressive.
 Lo intendeva come un elogio quando ha definito progressiste le sue idee.
mean vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (result in)significare, voler dire vtr
 This means war!
 Questo significa guerra!
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
arithmetic mean media aritmetica
arithmetic mean media matematica nf
be mean to [sb] v US, informal (treat [sb] unkindly)essere cattivo con qn vi
  trattare qn in modo meschino vtr
geometric mean media geometrica
golden mean aurea mediocritas; giusto mezzo
Greenwich Mean Time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (GMT: universal time)ora di Greenwich nf
harmonic mean media armonica
in the mean nel mentre
mean anomaly anomalia media
mean business fare sul serio
mean deviation scarto medio
mean distance distanza media
mean free path cammino libero medio
mean life vita media
mean much significare molto
mean nothing non significare nulla
mean person belva nf
mean score nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (average result)punteggio medio nm
mean sea level livello medio del mare
mean square media aritmetica di quadrati di scarti
mean square deviation scarto quadratico medio
mean square root   (matematica)radice quadrata media
mean time attesa nf
mean to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend to)avere intenzione di vtr
mean to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (do [sth] intentionally)fare intenzionalmente vi
mean to do [sth] v (intend to do [sth])voler fare qualcosa vtr
mean to imply per implicare
mean to say voler dire
mean to suggest vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (imply)lasciar intendere vtr
 Did you mean to suggest that you didn't like my shirt?
 Vorresti lasciar intendere che la mia camicia non ti piace?
mean value valore medio
mean value theorem teorema del valore medio
mean well viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have good intentions)avere buone intenzioni vtr
mean what you say v (speak sincerely)dire sinceramente vtr
mean-square error errore quadratico medio
no mean senza significato
regression to the mean nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (statistics: tendency over time of extremes to approach mean)regresso verso la media nm
root mean square radice quadrata della media dei quadrati
root-mean-square alla media di radice quadrata
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