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English definition of “mean”

mean

verb (EXPRESS)    /miːn/ (meant, meant)
A2 [T] to express or represent something such as an idea , thought , or fact : What does this word mean? [+ that] These figures mean that almost six percent of the working population is unemployed . What do you mean by that remark ? She's quite odd though. Do you know what I mean?Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying [T] used to add emphasis to what you are saying: I want you home by midnight . And I mean midnight . Give it back now! I mean it.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying Grammar:MeanGrammar:I meanGrammar:Grammar:NounsNouns are one of the four major word classes, along with verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Nouns are the largest word class.
(Definition of mean verb (EXPRESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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