mean[ meen ]SEE DEFINITION OF mean
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEAN
Do you mean that my father was mixed up like those old Indians?
My doctor says I must let it be for at least two months, and I mean to stick by him.
"I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.
“I mean a man sad and grave as the monks of Beaulieu,” said the jester.
Do you mean that you have earned ninety cents to-day, Robert?
You know we wouldn't think of stopping when it may mean life or death to you.
What do you mean by looking me in the face in that impudent manner?
"Oh, you were mean—mean—to shame me so," and floods of tears came again.
Latitude 25 degrees 52 minutes from mean of two observations.
"I can't tell you what I mean," he was saying in explanation.
"intend, have in mind," Old English mænan "to mean, intend, signify; tell, say; complain, lament," from West Germanic *mainijan (cf. Old Frisian mena "to signify," Old Saxon menian "to intend, signify, make known," Dutch menen, German meinen "think, suppose, be of the opinion"), from PIE *meino- "opinion, intent" (cf. Old Church Slavonic meniti "to think, have an opinion," Old Irish mian "wish, desire," Welsh mwyn "enjoyment"), perhaps from root *men- "think" (see mind (n.)). Conversational question you know what I mean? attested by 1834.
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