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Pronunciation of Mean: Learn how to pronounce Mean in English correctly

Learn how to say Mean correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word mean:

verb (past and past participle meant /mɛnt/)
[with object]
1intend to convey or refer to (a particular thing); signify:
I don’t know what you mean
he was asked to clarify what his remarks meant
I meant you, not Jones
(of a word) have (something) as its signification in the same language or its equivalent in another language:
its name means ‘painted rock’ in Cherokee
genuinely intend to express (something):
when she said that she meant it
(mean something to) be of a specified degree of importance to (someone):
animals have always meant more to him than people
2intend (something) to occur or be the case:
they mean no harm
[with infinitive]:
it was meant to be a secret
(be meant to do something) be supposed to do something:
we were meant to go over yesterday
(often be meant for) design or destine for a particular purpose:
the jacket was meant for a much larger person
(mean something by) have something as a motive or explanation in saying or doing:
what do you mean by leaving me out here in the cold?
(be meant to be) be generally considered to be:
this one’s meant to be priceless
3have as a consequence or result:
the proposals are likely to mean another hundred closures
[with clause]:
heavy rain meant that the pitch was waterlogged
necessarily or usually entail or involve:
coal stoves mean a lot of smoke
Phrases
I mean
used to explain or correct a statement:
I mean, it’s not as if I owned property
mean business
be in earnest:
the border is sealed by troops who mean business
mean to say
[usually in questions] used to emphasize a statement or to ask another if they really intend to say something:
do you mean to say you’ve uncovered something new?
mean well
have good intentions, but not always the ability to carry them out:
he means well and is anxious to rule wisely
Origin:
Old English mænan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch meenen and German meinen, from an Indo-European root shared by mind