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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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