a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
a particular functioning condition or arrangement; "switched from keyboard to voice mode"
how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
the most frequent value of a random variable
any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
a way especially designed for a particular use
an established line of travel or access
a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"