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Main Entry: 2mean
Inflected Form(s): meant /ment/; mean·ing /m-ni/
Etymology: Old English m[AE]nan "to have in mind, intend" 1 a: to have as a purpose : INTEND <I mean to go> b: to intend for a particular purpose or use <a book meant for children> 2: to serve to communicate, show, or indicate : SIGNIFY <what do these words mean> <those clouds mean rain> 3: to be important to a specified degree <health means everything to us> - mean business: to be in earnest