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mean

verb [T]     /miːn/ ( past tense and past participle meant /ment/)
MEANING
A2 to have a particular meaning значить 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 иметь в виду 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 намереваться, хотеть что-либо сделать I didn't mean to hurt her.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
RESULT
B1 to have a particular result означать 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 не шутить, говорить серьезно 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 значить, иметь значение (для кого-либо) 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 собираться сделать что-либо 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. нужно You're meant to shake the bottle first.Duty, obligation and responsibility
mean well
to intend to behave in a kind way иметь добрые намерения, желать добра 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 ну, я хочу сказать 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 то есть 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-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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