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mean something

 (to someone)
1. Lit. to make sense to someone. Does this line mean anything to you? Yes, it means something.
2. Fig. [for someone] to cause positive feelings in another person. You mean a lot to me. This job means a lot to Ann.

mean

mod. having to do with someone or something that is very good; cool. This music is mean, man, mean. What a great sound!
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It is much easier to say definitely what a word means than what an image means, since words, however they originated, have been framed in later times for the purpose of having meaning, and men have been engaged for ages in giving increased precision to the meanings of words.
At the same time, it is possible to conduct rudimentary thought by means of images, and it is important, sometimes, to check purely verbal thought by reference to what it means.
The things that words mean differ more than words do.
We commonly imagine, when we use a proper name, that we mean one definite entity, the particular individual who was called "Napoleon.
There is a large class of words, such as "eating," "walking," "speaking," which mean a set of similar occurrences.
We have thus, in addition to our four previous ways in which words can mean, two new ways, namely the way of memory and the way of imagination.
A memory-image of a particular occurrence, when accompanied by a memory-belief, may be said to mean the occurrence of which it is an image.
You must, therefore, confess that by "individual" you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property.
German names almost always do mean something, and this helps to deceive the student.
The German word ALSO is the equivalent of the English phrase "You know," and does not mean anything at all--in TALK, though it sometimes does in print.
Daf:ur habe ich, aus reinische Verlegenheit--no, Vergangenheit--no, I mean Hoflichkeit--aus reinishe Hoflichkeit habe ich resolved to tackle this business in the German language, um Gottes willen
The treatment means of the number of pileus were further subjected to the Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT), it was found out that treatment 1 (6x12), treatment 2 (7x12) and treatment 3 (8x12) is highly significantly difference from treatment 4 (9x12), the same superscript of the letters showed no significant difference from each treatment.
This does not mean, of course, that meaning cannot be subject to psychological research but that meaning lies on another level than emotions or individual self-realization.
Participants were divided into high and low groups with respect to the mean of the rating scale ([less than or equal to] 2.
So, ladies and gentlemen - I give you 13 words and phrases that mean something completely dierent when you start to turn into your mother.