If you want to know what a word, code, signal, or gesture means, you want to know what it refers to or what its message is.
In modern Welsh, 'glas' means 'blue'...
What does 'evidence' mean?...
If you ask someone what they mean, you are asking them to explain exactly what or who they are referring to or what they are intending to say.
Do you mean me?...
Let me illustrate what I mean with an old story...
If something means something to you, it is important to you in some way.
The idea that she witnessed this shameful incident meant nothing to him...
It would mean a lot to them to win.
If one thing means another, it shows that the second thing exists or is true.
An enlarged prostate does not necessarily mean cancer...
Just because he has a beard doesn't necessarily mean he's a hippy.
If one thing means another, the first thing leads to the second thing happening.
It would almost certainly mean the end of NATO...
Trade and product discounts can also mean big savings...
If doing one thing means doing another, it involves doing the second thing.
Children universally prefer to live in peace and security, even if that means living with only one parent...
Managing well means communicating well.
If you say that you mean what you are saying, you are telling someone that you are serious about it and are not joking, exaggerating, or just being polite.
He says you're fired if you're not back at work on Friday. And I think he meant it...
He could see I meant what I said. So he took his fur coat and left.
If you say that someone meant to do something, you are saying that they did it deliberately.
I didn't mean to hurt you...
If that sounds harsh, it is meant to...
If you say that someone did not mean any harm, offence, or disrespect, you are saying that they did not intend to upset or offend people or to cause problems, even though they may in fact have done so.
I'm sure he didn't mean any harm...
I didn't mean any offence. It was a flippant, off-the-cuff remark.
If you mean to do something, you intend or plan to do it.
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on the new books you meant to read...
You know very well what I meant to say...
If you say that something was meant to happen, you believe that it was made to happen by God or fate, and did not just happen by chance.
John was constantly reassuring me that we were meant to be together.
You say 'I mean' when making clearer something that you have just said.
It was his idea. Gordon's, I mean...
Is something upsetting you—I mean, apart from this business?
You can use 'I mean' to introduce a statement, especially one that justifies something that you have just said.
I'm sure he wouldn't mind. I mean, I was the one who asked him...
They were filled with racial stereotypes, I mean, it looked like something from the 1930s.
You say I mean when correcting something that you have just said.
It was law or classics—I mean English or classics.
If you know what it means to do something, you know everything that is involved in a particular activity or experience, especially the effect that it has on you.
I know what it means to lose a child under such tragic circumstances.
If a name, word, or phrase means something to you, you have heard it before and you know what it refers to.
'Oh, Gairdner,' he said, as if that meant something to him...
Does the word 'Fareham' mean anything to anyone?
有人对 Fareham 这个词有印象吗？
If you say that someone means well, you mean they are trying to be kind and helpful, even though they might be causing someone problems or upsetting them.
I know you mean well, but I can manage by myself.
You use 'you mean' in a question to check that you have understood what someone has said.
What accident? You mean Christina's?...
'What if I had said no?' 'About the apartment, you mean?'
1. an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
1. mean or intend to express or convey;"You never understand what I mean!""what do his words intend?"
2. have as a logical consequence;"The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
3. denote or connote;"`maison' means `house' in French""An example sentence would show what this word means"
4. have in mind as a purpose;"I mean no harm""I only meant to help you""She didn't think to harm me""We thought to return early that night"
5. have a specified degree of importance;"My ex-husband means nothing to me""Happiness means everything"
6. intend to refer to;"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France""Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
7. destine or designate for a certain purpose;"These flowers were meant for you"
1. approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value;"the average income in New England is below that of the nation""of average height for his age""the mean annual rainfall"
2. characterized by malice;"a hateful thing to do""in a mean mood"
3. having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke"taking a mean advantage""chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
4. excellent;"famous for a mean backhand"
5. marked by poverty befitting a beggar;"a beggarly existence in the slums""a mean hut"
6. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;"a mean person""he left a miserly tip"
7. used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt