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Translation of "mean" - English-Italian dictionary

mean

verb   /miːn/ ( past tense and past participle meant)
A2 to have a particular meaning significare What does this word mean? The green light means go.
I mean A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself voglio dire We went there in May – I mean June.
mean to do something B1 to want to do something avere intenzione di fare qualcosa, volere fare qualcosa I didn’t mean to hurt her.
be meaning to do something B1 to be planning to do something avere in mente di fare qualcosa I’ve been meaning to call you for weeks.
B1 to have a particular result significare, voler dire These changes will mean better healthcare for everyone.
B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion voler dire, intendere I didn’t mean that as a criticism. What exactly do you mean byold-fashioned”?
B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone voler dire, significare It wasn’t a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me.
(Definition of mean verb from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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