mean

 /miːn/

For the verb: "to mean"

Simple Past: meant
Past Participle: meant

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
mean [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (word: signify)significare vtr
  voler dire vtr
 What does the word 'available' mean?
 Che cosa significa la parola "disponibile"?
mean to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (intend)avere intenzione di, volere vtr
  fare apposta a vtr
 I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt you.
 Scusa, non volevo farti male.
mean to vi + prep (intend)avere intenzione di, volere vtr
 Did I just step on your foot? Sorry. I didn't mean to.
mean [sth] 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 that vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (with a clause: signify)significare che vtr
mean [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (say sincerely)dire sul serio, dire seriamente vtr
 I really mean it when I say you're beautiful.
 Quando ti dico che sei stupenda, dico sul serio.
mean [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (allude to)intendere, voler dire vtr
  riferirsi a v rif
 I don't mean her, I mean her husband!
 Non intendevo lei, intendo suo marito.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (stingy, miserly)avaro, spilorcio, tirchio agg
  taccagno agg
  (figurato: avaro)tirato 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." informal (malicious, unkind)meschino agg
  misero, gretto, squallido agg
 That was a mean thing you did.
 Hai fatto una cosa meschina.
 
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." (ill-tempered)cattivo agg
 He has a mean disposition, and grumbles at everything.
 Ha un'indole cattiva e si lamenta di ogni cosa.
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 invar
  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, fantastico agg
  (colloquiale)con i fiocchi, coi fiocchi loc agg
 The bartender makes a mean martini.
 Il barman fa un ottimo Martini.
 Il barman fa un Martini coi fiocchi.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (skilful) (informale)provetto agg
  bravo, esperto agg
 That Frank is a mean bricklayer.
 Quel Frank è un muratore provetto.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intermediate, average)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. (mathematics: average) (aritmetica)media nf
 The mean is the average value of a set of numbers.
 La media è il valore medio di un insieme di numeri.
means nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (methods, tools)strumenti nmpl
 With his tools and his brain, he had the means to repair any stove.
 Con i suoi attrezzi e il suo cervello, aveva gli strumenti per riparare qualsiasi fornello.
means nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (money) (economici)mezzi nmpl
  (figurato: denaro)liquidi nmpl
 Kevin lacks the means to buy a sports car.
 Kevin non ha i mezzi per comprarsi un'auto sportiva.
means nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (methods, way) (metodi)mezzi nmpl
 "The end justifies the means."
 Il fine giustifica i mezzi.
mean to do [sth] vi + prep (be determined)intendere, avere intenzione di, volere vtr
 I mean to win that race, even if it kills me!
 Intendo vincere quella gara, anche se dovessi morire!
mean (to do [sth]) vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (intend)volere, avere intenzione di, intendere vtr
  proporsi di vi pron
 Tony means to finish his drink in one gulp.
 Tony ha intenzione di finire il suo drink in un sorso.
mean [sth] 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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (likely to result in)significare, voler dire vtr
 This means war!
 Questo significa guerra!
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
arithmetic mean media aritmetica
arithmetic mean media matematica nf
geometric mean media geometrica
golden mean aurea mediocritas; giusto mezzo
Greenwich Mean Time,
Greenwich Time
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(GMT: universal time)tempo del meridiano di Greenwich, tempo medio di Greenwich nm
 Mountain standard time is plus 8 hours from Greenwich Mean Time.
  L'Italia è un'ora avanti rispetto al tempo del meridiano di GreenwichQuesta frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
Greenwich Mean Time,
Greenwich Time
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(GMT: universal time) (preceduto dall'ora)ora di Greenwich
harmonic mean media armonica
in the mean nel mentre
mean anomaly anomalia media
mean business fare sul serio
mean deviation scarto medio
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 time attesa nf
mean to imply per implicare
mean to say voler dire
mean to suggest,
mean to suggest that
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(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 è piaciuta?
mean value valore medio
mean value theorem teorema del valore medio
mean well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have good intentions)buone intenzioni nfpl
 Even though you meant well, what you said was hurtful.
 Anche se l'hai fatto con buone intenzioni, quello che hai detto fa male.
mean what you say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak sincerely) (sinceramente)dire sul serio vtr
 Does he mean what he says, or is he just making an empty promise?
 Dice sul serio o sta solo facendo una promessa a vuoto?
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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mathematics) (matematica)valore quadratico medio nm
root-mean-square alla media di radice quadrata
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