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English definition of “mean”

mean

verb [I/T] (INTEND)   /min/ (past tense and past participle meant  /ment/)
to say or do something intentionally; intend: [T] I think she meant 8 o’clock, although she said 7 o’clock. [I] I’ve been meaning to call you but I’ve been so busy I never got around to it. Mean can also be used to add emphasis to what you are saying: [T] She means what she says.
(Definition of mean verb (INTEND) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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