be a sign of
have in mind as a purpose; intend
be of importance to the stated degree
midway between two extremes; average
condition, quality, course of action, etc. that is halfway between two extremes
midway point, quantity, etc. between two extremes; average
"the average income in New England is below that of the nation"
"of average height for his age"
"the mean annual rainfall"
"a hateful thing to do"
"in a mean mood"
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
"famous for a mean backhand"
"a beggarly existence in the slums"
"a mean hut"
"a mean person"
"he left a miserly tip"
"I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
"You never understand what I mean!"
"what do his words intend?"
"The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
"`maison' means `house' in French"
"An example sentence would show what this word means"
"I mean no harm"
"I only meant to help you"
"She didn't think to harm me"
"We thought to return early that night"
"My ex-husband means nothing to me"
"Happiness means everything"
"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"
"Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
"These flowers were meant for you"
Aristotle's doctrine of courage as the right mean between cowardice and temerity.
出自： P. Tillich
The climate of each day the same cool mean, neither summer nor winter.
出自： N. Gordimer
Thou shalt not steal, though thou be very mean.
I didn't know I was doing any harm; I didn't mean to do any harm.
出自： M. Twain
I have been meaning..to write and thank you.
出自： S. T. Warner
For much he never got round to doing, but meant to, when the weather bucked up.
出自： T. Connor
She had meant to speak..humorously but somehow the words had come out all wrong.
出自： G. Vidal
不应该准许他有那样的举止,我是说他已经是成年人了。 I mean that-clause
I mean that all glitters is not gold.
I mean that he is a swindler.
I mean that it is impossible.
I mean that there should be no argument about this.
He meant his love by giving flowers.
The smell means dinner to the dog!
It was a worthless toy, but it meant a lot to the child.
These symbols mean nothing to me.
Money means nothing to him.
He means no harm to anyone.
I mean to make his acquaintance.
By that word is meant something different.
What does 'fruit' mean?
They mean us no harm.
What do you mean, I can't sing？
He is no mean cricketer.
误 I won't wait if it means to delay more than a week or so.
正 I won't wait if it means delaying more than a week or so.
析 在作“意味着”解时, mean后跟动名词,不跟动词不定式。
误 Some people mean〔believe〕 that stricter punishments will reduce the amount of crime.
正 Some people think that stricter punishments will reduce the amount of crime.
析 mean表示“想表达(某种看法),意思是”; 表示“认为,有某种看法”可用think或believe。
误 He did not mean to kill her son on purpose.
正 He did not mean to kill her son.
正 He did not kill her son on purpose.
析 mean可表示“有…意图,打算”, on purpose与mean意思重复。
误 I meant not to hurt your feelings.
正 I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.