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Noun
The medium, method, or instrument used to obtain a result or achieve an end
“I would say half of an hour, but without a means of measuring time with me, I couldn't be sure.”
Noun
Money, resources or income
“She doesn't have the means to support herself.”
Noun
Wealth or substantial resources
“You have had the means to live comfortably for quite some time now.”
Verb
To signify or convey an object or idea
“The refrigerator is almost empty, which will mean I have to go shopping for groceries again.”
Verb
To have intentions for a given outcome
“Cersei and Jaime probably didn't mean to have kids, but that's how it happened to pan out.”
Verb
(usually used in past participle form) To design or destine for a particular purpose
“The provision which I mean for him will be a humble one, and he will need to rely upon his own efforts.”
Verb
To have as a consequence or result
“The expected boom in the economy will mean greater prosperity for everyone.”
Verb
To have as a necessity due to a given circumstance
“The impending deadline will mean us having to work harder than ever to meet it.”
Verb
To be important (to)
“It would mean a lot to me if you agreed to be my bridesmaid at my wedding.”
Verb
To foretell based on available information
“When the clouds are dark and heavy, that will mean an approaching storm.”
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