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means

verb
present tense third-person singular of mean

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2 to be of importance
  • your presence at my graduation would mean a lot to me

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3 to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • I mean to win this race

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4 to serve as a sign or symptom of
  • these colder nights mean autumn has truly arrived

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means

noun
plural of mean

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“Means.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/means. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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