Translation of "mean" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /miːn/ us past tense and past participle meant /ment/

A2 to have a particular meaning

demek, anlamına gelmek
What does 'perpendicular' mean?
The red light means stop.

B1 to intend to express a fact or opinion

demek istemek, kasdetmek
I didn't mean that as a criticism.
What exactly do you mean by 'old-fashioned'?
mean to do sth

B1 to intend to do something

kasdetmek, yapmaya niyet etmek, yapmak niyetinde olmak; yapmayı tasarlamak
I didn't mean to hurt her.

B1 to have a particular result

önemli bir sonucu olmak, anlamına gelmek
These changes will mean better health care for everyone.
[ + (that) ] It doesn't mean that you can stop working.

to be serious about something that you have said

söylediğinde ciddi/samimi olmak
I'll take that sandwich away if you don't eat it properly - I mean it!

B1 to have an important emotional effect on someone

önemli duygusal bir etkisi olmak
You don't know what it means to me to get this letter.
Their support has meant a lot to us.
have been meaning to do sth

B1 to have been wanting and planning to do something

uzun süredir planlamakta/istemekte olmak
I've been meaning to call you for weeks.
be meant to do sth

If you are meant to do something, that is what you should do in order to behave correctly.

amaçlamak, tasarlamak, ...niyetiyle yapmak
You're meant to shake the bottle first.
mean well

to intend to behave in a kind way

iyi niyetli olmak
I know my parents mean well, but I wish they wouldn't interfere.
I mean

something that people often say before they continue their sentence

'Pardon', 'Affedersiniz...'
I mean, I don't dislike her.

A2 something that you say in order to correct yourself

'Yani...', 'Demek istiyorum ki...'
We went there in May - I mean June.

(Translation of “mean verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)