To mean

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Definition

to mean: to signify, to symbolize, to represent
verb
What does that mean? Can you explain the sense to me?

This is an irregular verb:
I mean / I meant / I have meant

(what) I mean...: (what) I want to say...
idiom
I hate children... I mean, I'm not ready to have them.

(your friendship) means (a lot to me): (your friendship) represents, counts for (a lot)
verb

Examples

  • "I dunno what you mean."
  • "This does not mean I'm abandoning you, or this company."
  • "Edward : Yeah, I know what you mean, there's something about his walk."
  • "Let's welcome our first, and thankfully penultimate, that means second to last, entry: "Boy Joy Machine?"
  • "Brian : Edward, I mean Deep Throat, this is BJ."
  • "I mean, I love working with you!"
  • "Know what I mean, Petey?"
  • "-Do you mean that you lied on your application?"
  • "Find out what it means to me."
  • "Philip : You mean your office?"

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