meant to (be/do something)


: intended to (do or be something)
I was never meant to teach.
They knew as soon as they met that they were meant to be together.
I thought we could be friends, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
British : supposed to (be or do something)
The buses are meant to arrive every 15 minutes.
Brighton is meant to be very beautiful at this time of year.

Examples of meant to (be/do something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the visit, Martin told Farnham how much the gesture meant to him. Laura Kwerel, NPR, 3 June 2024 Graham Cooper and Adrian Ballinger, California mountaineers whose acclimatization for Mt. Everest included sleeping at home with their heads in hypoxic tents meant to mimic the agonies of extreme altitude, reached the world’s highest summit on Wednesday. Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 The delay is meant to give U.S. officials time to form a strategy on shipping advanced chips abroad, and figure out who will manage and secure centers where AI models are trained, people told Bloomberg. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 31 May 2024 Over the last year, the Biden administration has implemented a series of new trade policies meant to curb China’s access to certain technologies, most notably semiconductors. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 31 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for meant to (be/do something) 

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“Meant to (be/do something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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