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Spanish translation of “mean”

mean

verb /miːn/ (past tense, past participle meant /ment/)
to (intend to) express, show or indicate Bleumeansblue’ in French What do you mean by (saying/doing) that? to intend
tener la intención, tener pensado
I meant to go to the exhibition but forgot For whom was that letter meant? He means (= is determined) to be a rich man some day.
meaning noun the sense in which a statement, action, word etc is (intended to be) understood What is the meaning of this phrase? What is the meaning of his behaviour? meaningful adjective (often used loosely) important in some way a meaningful statement/relationship. meaningless adjective without meaning or reason; of no importance
sin sentido
meaningless chatter.
be meant to to be required or supposed; to have to
suponer, deber, tener que
The child is meant to be asleep!
mean well to have good intentions
tener buenas intenciones
He meant well by what he said.
(Definition of mean from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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