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

The meaning of "Mean" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does what does this mean?
"if bonds have been furnished,"

1. if bonds are made.

2. if bonds are given back. (returned)


which is right, 1 or 2? mean?
A: I am not certain without more context, but I think it means:
If bonds are provided, if bonds are made a available
Q: What does why does "fly" mean zepper? mean?
A: "Fly" is slang. It only means the zipper on your pants. ("Fly"はスラングで、ズボンにある"zipper"だけ)

Usually it's used in the sentence "your fly is open".
Q: What does What does ‘get at it’ mean usually? 1. to begin 2. wasted mean?
A: "get at it" means to start or to begin doing it
Q: What does What would 'meta-get' mean? 'Yes, we thought we were being clever New Yorkers-that the name was a joke no one else would really get, not get like we did. Not meta-get. mean?
A: To "get" a joke is to understand why it's funny. "Meta-" is a prefix meaning "beyond" or "on another level." It's often used to indicate that something is self-referential. So meta-humor is humor about humor. So these New Yorkers would understand the joke on a level beyond the level at which everyone else would understand the joke, and they would find this very fact funny, so they're getting the joke on two different levels.
Q: What does A mean mean?
A: in this case "mean" means "average"

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 this mean in english? the korean word in the title
A: young wings
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does this mean what's the lowest you would take? I'm selling the clothes and customer asked me tghst.
A: It means, "What is the lowest price that you will accept for these clothes?".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? otherwise(i mean how do u use it in a sentence)
A: You use "otherwise" when referring to something that contradicts a condition/state previously given.
Examples:
1) All of my clothes were sold or otherwise given to friends and relatives.
(The clothes that were not sold were given to friends and relatives.)

2) If the state of things had been otherwise, I wouldn't have done what I did.
(The sentence implies that something happened, and that if it hadn't, things would have been different.)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what does "basic" mean when it comes to describing a person?
A: it means they're only interested in things mainstream, popular, and trending
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does "you are being too nice" mean? for example, I said "you look good on your outfit" and "you are cute" to a guy, then he said "thank you you are being too nice now". Does that mean he really meant I am too nice, or he was flattered and being shy?
A:

The expression I am more familiar with is "You're too kind."

It's a way of saying, "I appreciate what you just did/said" while also suggesting that their kindness was perhaps unexpected or more than you feel you deserve. It's way of humbly accepting a compliment.

Be careful, though. Sometimes, this phrase (and the one you used) can be taken in a negative way. It has a history of formality and use by the elite, in which case it was seldom said with sincerity.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the phrase because for me, it feels like a left-handed compliment. You are literally telling someone that they are doing something wrong (being too kind) and at the same time belittling yourself (I don't deserve such kindness).

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-youre-too-nice-really-means-abby-kempe

That said, I am sure your friend simply wanted to thank you.

Other questions about "Mean"

Q: He dropped out of college, to his family's distress.

Q. What does "to" mean?
A: "to" by itself -- not useful to figure out what it means
"to their distress" is the phrase. meaning.. you've made someone upset.

examples: "Much to my distress... my son is leaving" (meaning, i'm sad)

think in terms of the whole phrase or expression, rather than individual words.


Q: What does "expand to a square" mean?

Exactly why I have my close circle cause as soon as you try to expand to a square the people who you thought was in your corner are the exact opposite. #MyThoughts冠
A: It's not a recognizable phrase. The writer is using imagery related to geometric shapes to say, "I maintain only close friendships, because casual friends can betray you."
Q: What does Such mean in this sentence?
is it for emphasize?
A: Yes, “such” is used for emphasis. However, the sentence should actually say, “It’s such a shame.”
Q: What does this "could" mean in the following? Why is it the past tense?


How silly it is of you to take a taxi when you could easily walk home!
A: It's not past tense, it's the conditional meaning "the possibility exists for xyz" or "you have the option to do xyz".
Q: What does “mind-blowing” mean here? Does it have a negative connotation here or a positive one?
A: Mind blowing means unbelievable or shocking.
Occasionally it’s used for positive situations, but I think in this case it’s negative.

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