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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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