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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meantperf. and part. pass. of to mean.

    By Silvia if thy charming self be meant;
    If friendship be thy virgin vows extent:
    O! let me in Aminta’s praises join;
    Her’s my esteem shall be, my passion thine. Matthew Prior.


  1. meant

    The general definition of "meant" is intended or designed for a specific purpose or to convey a particular message or idea. It refers to something that is done or said with a deliberate intention or a certain significance behind it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meant

    of Mean

  2. Meant

    imp. & p. p. of Mean

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meant

    pa.t. and pa.p. of mean (v.t.).

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #911

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #800

Anagrams for meant »

  1. manet

  2. Manet

  3. ament

  4. teman

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of meant in a Sentence

  1. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    On the very first day in office, President Biden sent to the Hill, to Congress, a comprehensive package that would have meant so much to our ability to really manage the situation at the border, to really bring a broken immigration system that hasn't been reformed for decades, to really bring it into the present day, not just from a point of view of enforcement, but also realizing the opportunities that immigration brings to our country.

  2. Mario Cuomo:

    Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.

  3. Tom Kiefer:

    Those who have entered the U.S. illegally, their personal possessions and belongings too easily get lost as they are processed and travel through the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol system, the enormous amount of belongings, such as extra clothing, socks, shoes and personal items such as rosaries, Bibles, belts, underwear, toothbrushes, soap, was in many ways incomprehensible (to me), and I am certain much of this was not meant to be discarded.

  4. Shana Minei Spence:

    Sometimes we forget that we all have a certain weight that our bodies feel comfortable in, if you have to work out like two or three times a day, if you have to severely restrict yourself -- I always say if you're feeling like you have to just live on rice cakes, that's not your body's weight. That's not really where you are meant to be.

  5. Jennifer Strahan:

    Rep. Greene's apologies in the past for similar comments clearly meant nothing to her. Her behavior embarrasses most Georgians displays her ignorance of historyand explains why she is so ineffective. Our district deserves new leadership..

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