|1.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||shall will plan aim design intention|
|2.||[ verb ] design or destine|
|Synonyms:||destine specify designate|
"She was intended to become the director"
|Related terms:||plan design calculate slate mean destination|
|3.||[ verb ] mean or intend to express or convey|
"You never understand what I mean!" "what do his words intend?"
|Related terms:||convey symbolize denote drive spell aim signify intent|
|4.||[ verb ] denote or connote|
|Synonyms:||mean signify stand_for|
"`maison' means `house' in French" "An example sentence would show what this word means"
|Related terms:||signify meaning meaning sign|