Translation of "mean" - English-Arabic dictionary


verb uk /miːn/ (past tense and past participle meant)

A2 to have a particular meaning

What does this word mean?
The green light means go.
I mean

A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself

We went there in May – I mean June.
mean to do something

B1 to want to do something

يَنوي فِعْل شَيء
I didn’t mean to hurt her.
be meaning to do something

B1 to be planning to do something

يَنوي فِعل شَيء
I’ve been meaning to call you for weeks.

B1 to have a particular result

يُؤَدّي إلى
These changes will mean better healthcare for everyone.

B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion

I didn’t mean that as a criticism.
What exactly do you mean byold-fashioned”?

B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone

It wasn’t a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me.

(Translation of “mean verb” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)