mean to do

mean (for someone) to do something

to intend (for someone) to do something. John meant to go with us to the zoo. John meant for Jane to do the dishes.
See also: mean
References in classic literature ?
I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.