Synonyms and Antonyms of MEAN

to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind <the national anthem means various things to various people>
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)
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
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

April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
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