meant meant  /ˈmɛnt/


  1. (v) mean or intend to express or convey
  2. (v) have as a logical consequence
  3. (v) denote or connote
  4. (v) have in mind as a purpose
  5. (v) have a specified degree of importance
  6. (v) intend to refer to
  7. (v) destine or designate for a certain purpose
  8. (adj) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
  9. (adj) characterized by malice
  10. (adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
  11. (adj) excellent
  12. (adj) marked by poverty befitting a beggar
  13. (adj) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
  14. (adj) (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  15. (adj) of no value or worth
  16. (n) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Derived Word(s)


  1. But this is not meant to be a tourist destination.
  2. It meant a run for the Giants in the tenth inning.
  3. Sure, Hello Kitty was meant to be a cute mass-merchandise image, and Tamagotchis were meant to be addictive toys.


  1. NSA leaker Snowden says more's coming

    Snowden said his actions meant the U.S. government couldn’t cover up surveillance activities “by jailing or murdering me.” Read more...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Hill

  2. MALAYSIA PRESS-Low take-up on blue form tranche in AirAsia X IPO-The Edge

    The lukewarm response to the retail offering meant for eligible passengers of AirAsia X Bhd in its IPO could be due to unfamiliarity with the application process, said those familiar with the listing process. ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Guinea's June 30 poll date no longer possible: elections body

    CONAKRY (Reuters) - A repeatedly delayed parliamentary election meant to seal Guinea's transition to civilian rule will have to be postponed again after the government and opposition failed to agree on how to run the vote, a spokesman for the elections commission said. The election in the West African nation, the world's biggest exporter of the aluminum ore bauxite, had been scheduled for June ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Her campaign puts out a memo saying, 'Well, she didn't mean that,'" Obama said to more laughter. "They said there was some 'confusion.' And I'm sure she meant 'slush fund' in the nicest possible way."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Daily Caller

  2. Appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" late Wednesday, Biden said: "Look, the other part of this thing that got me in trouble is using the word clean. I should have said fresh. What I meant was that he's got new ideas, he's...
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Washington Post

  3. "As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism," McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

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