Translation of "mean" - English-Korean dictionary


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

A2 to have a particular meaning

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

A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself

내 말은- (이미 한 말을 다시 정정하기 위해 쓰임)
We went there in May – I mean June.
mean to do something

B1 to want to do something

-하려 하다
I didn’t mean to hurt her.
be meaning to do something

B1 to be planning to do something

-하려 계획하다
I’ve been meaning to call you for weeks.

B1 to have a particular result

-(결과를) 의미하다
These changes will mean better healthcare for everyone.

B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion

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

B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone

의미가 있다
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–Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)