Translation of "mean" - English-Catalan dictionary


verb uk /miːn/ us /min/ past tense and past participle meant

A2 to have a particular meaning

What does this word mean?
The green light means go.
I mean

A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself

vull dir
We went there in May – I mean June.
mean to do something

B1 to want to do something

tenir la intenció de fer ac, voler fer ac
I didn’t mean to hurt her.
be meaning to do something

B1 to be planning to do something

tenir la intenció de fer ac
I’ve been meaning to call you for weeks.

B1 to have a particular result

These changes will mean better healthcare for everyone.

B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion

voler dir
I didn’t mean / that as a criticism.
What exactly do you mean byold-fashioned’?

B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone

It wasn’t a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me.
adjective uk /miːn/ us /min/

not kind

My sister was being mean to me.

UK A mean person does not like spending money, especially on other people.

He’s too mean to buy her a ring.

(Translation of “mean” from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)