[ ment ]
See synonyms for meant on
  1. simple past tense and past participle of mean1.

Other words from meant

  • half-meant, adjective
  • un·meant, adjective

Words Nearby meant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use meant in a sentence

  • In general, their presence is meant to throw you off your game by design.

  • This wasn't at all what he meant to say, and it sounded very ridiculous; but somehow the words wouldn't come straight.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • You never cared—you were too proud to care; and when I spoke to you about my fault, you did n't even know what I meant.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • He could not tell what I meant by secrets of state, where an enemy or some rival nation were not in the case.

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • That woman meant mischief, or she would never have dared to suggest that a British officer should throw in his lot with hers.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • But, without telling me what she meant to do, mother took it all to the Casino—and—it followed the rest.

British Dictionary definitions for meant


/ (mɛnt) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of mean 1

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