meant to (be/do something)

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Definition of meant to (be/do something)

1 : 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.
2 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.

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“Meant to (be/do something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meant%20to%20%28be%2Fdo%20something%29. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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