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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mean v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meant p. pr. & vb. n. Meaning.]
 1. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do?
    What mean ye by this service ?   --Ex. xii. 26.
    Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.   --Gen. 1. 20.
 I am not a Spaniard
 To say that it is yours and not to mean it.   --Longfellow.
 2. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
    What mean these seven ewe lambs ?   --Gen. xxi. 29.
    Go ye, and learn what that meaneth.   --Matt. ix. 13.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Meant imp. & p. p. of Mean.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected
             value; "the average income in New England is below
             that of the nation"; "of average height for his age";
             "the mean annual rainfall" [syn: average, mean(a)]
      2: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean
         mood" [syn: hateful]
      3: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;
         "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a
         base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage";
         "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare;
         "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in
         politics" [syn: base, meanspirited]
      4: excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
      5: marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence
         in the slums"; "a mean hut" [syn: beggarly]
      6: used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative
         of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly
         tip" [syn: mingy, miserly, tight]
      7: used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve
         contempt [syn: beggarly]
      n : an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of
          the numbers and dividing by some function of n [syn: mean
      v 1: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand
           what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" [syn: intend]
      2: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means
         that we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: entail,
      3: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
         example sentence would show what this word means" [syn: intend,
          signify, stand for]
      4: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant
         to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought
         to return early that night" [syn: intend, think]
      5: have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means
         nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
      6: intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk
         about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about
         people who gossip!" [syn: think of, have in mind]
      7: destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers
         were meant for you"
      [also: meant]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See mean