Übersetzung von “mean” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verb transitivemean /min/
to have a particular meaning

What does the word "conejo" mean?
Que signifie le mot "conejo" ?
to intend sth you say or write to have a particular meaning
vouloir dire

What do you think the author means in the last sentence?
Que pensez-vous que l'auteur veut dire dans la dernière phrase ?

I didn't mean to suggest you lied.
Je ne voulais pas suggérer que tu as menti.
to intend sth you do to have a particular effect
avoir l'intention de

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you.
Je suis désolé, je n'avais pas l'intention de te blesser.
mean well
to intend sth good even though your actions are not wanted
avoir de bonnes intentions

I know she can be annoying, but she means well.
Je sais qu'elle peut être agaçante mais elle a de bonnes intentions.
to result in

If he took the job it'd mean that he'd be paid more.
S'il prenait le travail, cela signifierait qu'il serait payé davantage.
to show sth exists or is true
vouloir dire

If a blue line appears, it means you are pregnant.
Si une ligne bleue apparaît, ça veut dire que vous êtes enceinte.
I mean
spoken used to add to or correct what you have just said

The answer is 56, I mean, 57.
La réponse est 56, enfin 57.

This room is gross! I mean, would you sleep here?
Cette chambre est dégoûtante ; enfin, est-ce que tu dormirais ici ?
meant for
intended or suitable for a purpose
destiné/-ée à

a publication that is meant for teachers
une publication destinée aux enseignants
meant to
supposed to

You weren't meant to read that letter.
Tu n'étais pas censé lire cette lettre.


adjectivemean /min/
unkind or cruel
mesquin/-ine , méchant/-ante

It was really mean of her not to invite Kelly.
C'était vraiment mesquin de sa part de ne pas inviter Kelly.

Why are you so mean to me?
Pourquoi es-tu si méchant avec moi ?
informal very good

He makes a mean omelet.
Il fait une omelette formidable.
formal (always before n) being the average

the mean temperature
la température moyenne
Brit unwilling to spend money

a mean old man
un vieil homme avare
no mean feat/achievment etc.
(of sth you do) impressive because it was not easy
pas un mince exploit

To be the best in the city was no mean feat.
Etre le meilleur en ville n'était pas un mince exploit.


nounmean /min/singular formal
the average
moyenne feminine

(Übersetzung von “mean” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


adjective /miːn/

not generous (with money etc)

He’s very mean (with his money / over pay).

likely or intending to cause harm or annoyance

It is mean to tell lies.

(especially American) bad-tempered, vicious or cruel

a mean mood.

(of a house etc) of poor quality; humble

a mean dwelling.
meanly adverb

meanness noun

meanie noun

(also meany) (slang) a mean, bad and selfish person.

sale type


adjective /miːn/

(of a statistic) having the middle position between two points, quantities etc

the mean value on a graph.


the mean annual rainfall.


verb /miːn/ (past tense, past participle meant /ment/)

to (intend to) express, show or indicate

vouloir dire
‘Bleu’ meansblue’ in French
What do you mean by (saying/doing) that?

to intend

avoir l’intention
I meant to go to the exhibition but forgot
For whom was that letter meant?
He means (= is determined) to be a rich man some day.
meaning noun

the sense in which a statement, action, word etc is (intended to be) understood

What is the meaning of this phrase?
What is the meaning of his behaviour?
meaningful adjective

(often used loosely) important in some way

a meaningful statement/relationship.
meaningless adjective

without meaning or reason; of no importance

dénué de sens
meaningless chatter.
be meant to

to be required or supposed; to have to

être censé
The child is meant to be asleep!
mean well

to have good intentions

avoir de bonnes intentions
He meant well by what he said.

(Übersetzung von “mean” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)