Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Mean"

The meaning of "Mean" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does “managing a straight line” mean in this case “the door to the lounge banged open and the new boy walked out, almost managing a straight line”? mean?
A: In this case, to be able to "manage a straight line" means to be able to walk in a straight line. So, to "almost manage a straight line" means that the boy wasn't able to walk straight, implying that he was drunk or otherwise intoxicated.
Q: What does what does 'very" mean in this sentence?? "a man whose very name is synonymous with Macau’s rise" mean?
A: here, it kinda means "His name alone, without anything else, means this much"

so very is used to say that his name carries a lot of meaning
Q: What does “little more on” mean in this joke?

“The big moron and the little moron were standing on a bridge, see? And the big moron fell off. Why didn’t the little one?”
...
“Because he was a little more on. Get it?” mean?
A: One guy is on the bridge. One guy is off the bridge. The guy who is on the bridge is more on (a greater amount) the bridge than the guy who is off the bridge.
Q: What does ’do mean?


“In spite of this punk ’do, she looked like a fairy-tale child lost in the woods.”

Excerpt From
The Institute
Stephen King
This material may be protected by copyright. mean?
A: Possibly haircut/hairdo, 'do can be a short/casual way of saying that. I'm not sure if anyone will be able to give a definite/definitive answer without having read the book.
Q: What does I'm not feeling well <- Does this mean

1. I'm in a bad mood
or
2. I'm sick? mean?
A: It could mean both since we don’t know why the person is not feeling well.

Example sentences using "Mean"

Q: Please show me example sentences with mean and meant please. .
A: She is so mean to everyone. She is just rude.
I meant to say goodbye. I said hi by accident.
They were supposed to turn off the lights. They meant to pay the bill.
Do you know what the mean is in this equation?
Why is he so mean to me?
Say what you mean.
Q: Please show me example sentences with What means "I know right?" .
A: It's used when someone says something that you can relate to.

For example,
Person A : The test is so hard.
Person B : I know right?

It's like when you agree with someone you use "I know right?"
Q: Please show me example sentences with ​​I mean be good..
A: maybe you mean "I mean to be good"?
Q: Please show me example sentences with mean.
A: "mean" = "to have significance"
"What does this word mean?"
"You mean a lot to me."
"The fact that he left means you're going to have to go grocery shopping all by yourself."
"It's your fourth year of college? That means you're going to graduate soon, right?

"mean" = "mathematical average"
"Please calculate the mean, median, and mode of the sales numbers from this year."
"The mean income of the middle class is $XX,XXX."

"mean" = "unkind, cruel"
"She's so mean to her little brother."
"Quit being mean. It's not fair."
"He said he was giving me honest feedback on my work, but his comments felt a little bit mean."
"That was a mean trick to play."
"That's such a mean dog. You shouldn't let him play with children."
Q: Please show me example sentences with to mean well.
A: I know you mean well, but I'm not comfortable accepting this gift.
Bob can be a little rude, but he means well.

Synonyms of "Mean" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I mean ... and I meant ... ?
A: @veryniceperson: "I mean" is present tense, so you are saying what you are thinking right now so the person understands. Or it is used when correcting something your just said.

Whereas "I meant" is past tense to you use it when saying what you were trying to say in the past or correcting something you said wrong that isn't the subject anymore.

e.g "What I mean is, we have no way out of here!"

"We shouldn't go to his party. I mean all it is going to be is a heap of stupid drunk people."

"Go left. Oops I mean right." (the left turn hasnt been taken yet so the person can still turn right.)

"Go left, oops I meant right." (The left turn has been taken and the speaker is stating that he should have gone right.)

"How is everyone?"
"I don't know everyone."
"I meant the family."

"I meant to hurt him, that is why I said what I said."
Q: What is the difference between it means and it's mean ?
A: Yes but the words are not the same. Just spelt the same. To mean is the verb which defines things. Mean the adverb/adjective is defined as being rude.
Q: What is the difference between mean and rude ?
A: Mean is the opposite of nice, kind = unkind, bad
Ex: "That kid is mean". = "That kid is not nice"
"Don't be mean, share your toys" = "Don't be unkind, share your toys"

Rude is the opposite of polite, = impolite
Ex "Don't be rude, close your mouth when you eat" = "Don't be impolite, close your mouth when you eat. "
"It's rude to interrupt someone when they are speaking"
Q: What is the difference between What's that mean? and what's that supposed to mean? ?
A: What's that mean (What does that mean) : (それの)意味はなんですか。
「What's that supposed to mean?」は嫌味だと思って聞いてる。「それはどう言う意味?」(非難)

A: And we must then torpaqulate the verndafloom immediately.
B: What's that mean?
A: It means we must press this red button.
B: Ohhh..

A: Well if you didn't always come home so late, this wouldn't have happened!
B: What's that supposed to mean? You think this is my fault??
B: それ、どう言う意味なの?私のせいにしてるの?
Q: What is the difference between mean and harsh ?
A: Harsh is stronger than mean IMO.

Also, when someone says someone else is harsh, that usually means they went too far(in terms of personal insults)

Translations of "Mean"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does “You know, I know” mean?
A: Yes. "I know the fact you know and I know you know I know." Basically we all know the same thing...😃
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does this mean?
A: How would you make someone, who does not want a Facebook, create an account.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does”unto “ means?@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
A: it's a really old way of saying "to".

it was given to me.
it was given unto me.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? it’s funny yet cute. what does “yet” mean? @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
A: in this context, you can think of yet = but also
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? ( what does "fair enough" mean ?)
A: @Ocean7 No, it's never meant literally. For example:

- It's cold outside. You should wear a jacket.
- Fair enough. (= OK, I'll wear a jacket.)

Other questions about "Mean"

Q: What does "Well" mean in this context?
A: It's standing in for the phrase,

Well in that case,...
Q: What does "damned lucky" mean in this sentence?:
We were damned lucky to get away at all
A: It means very lucky. And it would be damn luck not damned
Q: I didn’t mean it.

I didn’t mean that.

Does this sound natural?
A: – You broke the plate
– I didn't mean it! – It refers to the thing or event which we are discussing. It is the impersonal pronoun which can be applied to any non-human thing, in almost any situation.

– Did you call him pale?
– I didn't mean that! – That and this, these are the demonstratives which point to a very specific thing. I didn't mean THAT – the thing that you think I mean. I meant THIS – something else
Q: why does "for good" mean "permanently"?
A: This phrase was invented by a poet back in the 1600s. The poet used these words to mean "forever" simply because they rhymed. Other authors continued to use the phrase, and it has stayed the same ever since then.

Source:
https://www.quora.com/Why-does-for-good-mean-forever-2#:~:text=The%20idiom%2C%20%E2%80%9CFor%20good%20and,a%20final%20act%20or%20finally.
Q: What does "over" mean in the sentence about this dining table review?

"dirt on black table was visible more than white color. i regret not to chose white over black"
A: In this context the effective meaning is "instead of" or "rather than".

Also, the review contains a couple of grammatical errors. It should look more like this:

"Dirt on the black table was more visible than it would have been on a white table. I regret not choosing white over black."

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