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mean vs intend

intend vs mean

mean is a noun but intend is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but intend is not an adjective.

mean and intend both are verbs.

As verbs, mean and intend are synonyms defined as:
  • mean and intend: mean or intend to express or convey
As verbs, mean and intend are synonyms defined as:
  • mean and intend: denote or connote
Other synonyms of mean include stand for, signify.
As verbs, mean and intend are synonyms defined as:
  • mean and intend: have in mind as a purpose
Other synonyms of mean include think.
As verbs, intend is a hypernym of mean; that is, intend is a word with a broader meaning than mean:
  • mean: destine or designate for a certain purpose
  • intend: design or destine
Other hypernyms of mean include designate, destine, specify.
mean (noun) intend (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) intend (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) intend (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey have in mind as a purpose
have as a logical consequence design or destine
denote or connote mean or intend to express or convey
have in mind as a purpose denote or connote
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose

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