mean something by

mean something by
have as a motive or excuse in explanation.

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  • mean something — mean something/everything/ phrase to be important/​very important She knows the children mean everything in the world to me. Thesaurus: to be important, or to give something importancesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • mean something to — be of a specified degree of importance to. → mean …   English new terms dictionary

  • mean something for the best — do, mean, etc. sth for the ˈbest idiom to do or say sth in order to achieve a good result or to help sb • I just don t know what to do for the best. • I m sorry if my advice offended you I meant it for the best. Main entry: ↑bestidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Make It Mean Something — EP by On the Last Day Released October 28, 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • no mean something — no mean (something) not something small or unimportant. Getting the job finished so quickly was no mean achievement …   New idioms dictionary

  • mean — mean1 W1S1 [mi:n] v [T] past tense and past participle meant [ment] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a particular meaning)¦ 2¦(intend to say something)¦ 3¦(intend to do something)¦ 4¦(result in something)¦ 5¦(be familiar)¦ 6¦(say something seriously)¦ 7¦(how… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — mean1 [ min ] (past tense and past participle meant [ ment ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) to have a particular meaning: The word means something different in French. What does pulchritude mean? mean something by something: Everything depends on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mean — 1 /mi:n/ verb (T) past tense and past participle meant /ment/ 1 HAVE A PARTICULAR MEETING (not in progressive) to have or represent a particular meaning: What does Konbanwa mean in English? It means Good Evening . | The red light means Stop . |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — I UK [miːn] / US [mɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms mean : present tense I/you/we/they mean he/she/it means present participle meaning past tense meant UK [ment] / US past participle meant *** Get it right: mean: When you want to say what… …   English dictionary

  • mean — mean1 verb (past and past participle meant) 1》 intend to convey or refer to.     ↘(of a word) have as its signification in the same language or its equivalent in another language.     ↘(mean something to) be of a specified degree of importance to …   English new terms dictionary

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