Translation of "mean" - English-Portuguese dictionary

mean

verb uk /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.

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