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Translation of "mean" - English-Portuguese dictionary

mean

verb   /miːn/ ( past tense and past participle meant)
A2 to have a particular meaning significar What does this word mean? The green light means go.
I mean A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself isto é, eu quero dizer We went there in May – I mean June.
mean to do something B1 to want to do something querer fazer algo, ter intenção de fazer algo I didn’t mean to hurt her.
be meaning to do something B1 to be planning to do something estar planejando fazer algo I’ve been meaning to call you for weeks.
B1 to have a particular result significar These changes will mean better healthcare for everyone.
B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion querer dizer I didn’t mean that as a criticism. What exactly do you mean byold-fashioned”?
B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone significar It wasn’t a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me.
(Definition of mean verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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