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English definition of “mean”

mean

verb [T] (HAVE IMPORTANCE)    /miːn/ (meant, meant)
B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone: It wasn't a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me. Possessions mean nothing to him.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying Grammar:MeanGrammar:I meanGrammar:Grammar:NounsNouns are one of the four major word classes, along with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Nouns are the largest word class.
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