mean


mean

verb

Definition of MEAN

1
to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind <the national anthem means various things to various people>
2
to be of importance <your presence at my graduation would mean a lot to me>
Related Words affect, concern, influence, sway; add up (to), amount (to)
3
to have in mind as a purpose or goal <I mean to win this race>
Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose
4
to serve as a sign or symptom of <these colder nights mean autumn has truly arrived>
Synonyms bespeak, betoken, denote, mean, point (to), signify, tell (of)
Related Words bode, foreshow, foretell, presage

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mean[verb]? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More