Translation of "mean" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

mean

verb uk /miːn/ us /miːn/ meant, meant
EXPRESS 表达

A2 [ T ] to express or represent something such as an idea, thought, or fact

意思是;意味着
What does this word mean? 这个词是什么意思?
[ + that ] These figures mean that almost six percent of the working population is unemployed. 这些数字意味着近6%的劳动人口处于失业状态。
What do you mean by that remark? 你那话是什么意思?
She's kind of strange though. Do you know what I mean? 可是她有点怪。你明白我指什么吗?
"They all showed up." "You mean the entire family?"

[ T ] used to add emphasis to what you are saying

(用于强调)是…的意思
I want you home by midnight. And I mean midnight. 我要你午夜前回家,记住是午夜。
Give it back now! I mean it. 现在就把它还了!我是说真的。
HAVE RESULT 有结果

B1 [ T ] to have a particular result

意味着;结果是
Lower costs mean lower prices. 成本降低,价格就会下降。
[ + that ] Advances in electronics mean that the technology is already available. 电子学方面的进步使这项技术已经可供人们利用。
[ + -ing verb ] If we want to catch the 7.30 train, that will mean leaving the house at 6.00. 如果想赶上7:30的火车,那就意味着我们要6:00从家中出发。
INTEND 打算

B1 [ I or T ] to intend

意欲,打算
I'm sorry if I offended you - I didn't mean any harm. 如果冒犯了你我很抱歉——我并无恶意。
The books with large print are meant for partially sighted readers. 这些大字号的书是为视力有障碍的读者准备的。
[ + to infinitive ] I've been meaning to call you all week. 我整个星期都想着要给你打电话。
Do you think she meant to say 9 a.m. instead of 9 p.m.? 你认为她是想说上午9点而不是晚上9点吗?
They didn't mean for her to read the letter. 他们并不想让她读那封信。
be meant to do sth

to be intended to

被期望,应该,预期
These batteries are meant to last for a year. 这些电池应该能用一年。
This exercise isn't meant to be difficult. 这个练习不会很难。
We were meant to have gone away this week, but Debbie's ill so we couldn't go. 这周我们本该走了,但是戴比病了,所以我们走不了了。
You are meant to rub the medicine on the affected area, not swallow it.
HAVE IMPORTANCE 有重要意义

B1 [ T ] to have an important emotional effect on someone

对…具有意义,对…具有重要影响
It wasn't a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me. 这不是一幅很贵重的画,但对我却很重要。
Possessions mean nothing to him. 财富对他来说毫无意义。
adjective uk /miːn/ us /miːn/
NOT GENEROUS 不慷慨的

B2 mainly UK not willing to give or share things, especially money

吝啬的,小气的
He's too mean to buy her a ring. 他太吝啬了,舍不得给她买一枚戒指。
My landlord's very mean with the heating - it's only on for two hours each day. 我的房东对使用暖气很吝啬——每天只开两个小时。
NOT KIND 不善良的

B2 unkind or unpleasant

卑鄙的;刻薄的
Stop being so mean to me! 别对我那么刻薄!
She just said it to be mean. 她那么说就是为了让人不悦。
VIOLENT 暴力的

mainly US frightening and likely to become violent

凶恶的;气势汹汹的
a mean and angry mob 一群气势汹汹、激动愤怒的暴民
a mean-looking youth 一个面相很凶的年轻人
GOOD 好的

[ before noun ] informal very good

极好的,出色的
She's a mean piano player. 她是个出色的钢琴演奏家。
She plays a mean piano (= she plays very well). 她钢琴弹得很棒。
BAD QUALITY

[ before noun ] informal poor, dirty, and of bad quality:

He was born in the mean streets of Detroit in 1945.
MATHEMATICS 数学

C2 [ before noun ] specialized mathematics a mean number is an average number

(数值)平均的
a mean value 平均值
Their mean weight was 76.4 kilos. 他们的平均体重是76.4公斤。
noun [ S ] uk /miːn/ us /miːn/
MATHEMATICS 数学

specialized also the arithmetic mean mathematics the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts

(数学上的)平均数,平均值
The mean of 5, 4, 10, and 15 is 8.5. 5,4,10和15的平均值是8.5。
→ Compare average noun
METHOD 方法

formal a quality or way of doing something that is in the middle of two completely different qualities or ways of doing something

中间;中庸;适度
We need to find a mean between test questions that are too difficult and those that are too easy. 我们需要出难度适中的考题。

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