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Translation of "mean" - English-Polish dictionary

mean

verb [T]     /miːn/ ( past tense and past participle meant /ment/)
MEANING
A2 to have a particular meaning znaczyć, oznaczać What does 'perpendicular' mean? The red light means stop.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
EXPRESS
B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion mieć na myśli I didn't mean that as a criticism. What exactly do you mean by 'old-fashioned'?Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
mean to do sth
B1 to intend to do something zamierzać coś ( zrobić ) I didn't mean to hurt her.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
RESULT
B1 to have a particular result oznaczać, znaczyć These changes will mean better health care for everyone. [+ (that)] It doesn't mean that you can stop working.Outcomes and consequences
SERIOUS
to be serious about something that you have said mówić poważnie I'll take that sandwich away if you don't eat it properly - I mean it!Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
IMPORTANT
B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone znaczyć You don't know what it means to me to get this letter. Their support has meant a lot to us.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
have been meaning to do sth
B1 to have been wanting and planning to do something mieć (zamiar) coś zrobić I've been meaning to call you for weeks.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
be meant to do sth
If you are meant to do something, that is what you should do in order to behave correctly. ( ktoś ) powinien itp. coś zrobić You're meant to shake the bottle first.Duty, obligation and responsibility
mean well
to intend to behave in a kind way mieć dobre intencje I know my parents mean well, but I wish they wouldn't interfere.Kind and thoughtful
I mean
something that people often say before they continue their sentence to znaczy I mean, I don't dislike her.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsInterjectionsSounds used as interjections
A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself to znaczy, przepraszam We went there in May - I mean June.InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsConnecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsCorrecting and mendingEditing and compiling
(Definition of mean verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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