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mean

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1 verb LING have as meaning or definition TRANSITIVEciallaigh verb  c m uthe word means "wall" ciallaíonn an focal "balla"what's meant by this word? cad is brí don fhocal seo?, cad é a chiallaíonn an focal seo?, cad é atá i gceist leis an bhfocal seo?that word means something else in Scotland tá ciall eile leis an bhfocal sin in Albainwhat does the sentence mean to you? cad é an chiall a bhainfeása as an abairt?, cad é an t-adhmad a bhainfeása as an abairt? the surname meant nothing to me níor aithin mé an sloinne ar chor ar biththe words didn't mean anything bhí na focail gan bhrí, ní raibh bun ná barr leis na focail 2 verb intend to say or refer to TRANSITIVEwhat sort of thing do you mean? cad é an sórt ruda atá i gceist agat?, cén sórt ruda a bhfuil tú ag smaoineamh air?, cén sórt ruda atá i gceist agat?is that what you mean? an é sin an rud atá tú a mhaíomh?, an chuige sin atá tú?do you mean me? an mise atá i gceist agat?, an mise atá tú a mhaíomh?do you mean this one here? an é an ceann seo atá i gceist agat?she means you crowd sibhse atá sí a ráyou don't mean it! níl tú dáiríre!, ag magadh atá tú!he really means it tá sé lándáiríre, chan ag magadh atá sé ar chor ar bithby that he means there's no money is é atá i gceist aige leis sin nach bhfuil aon airgead ann you mean I'm allowed? an é atá i gceist agat go bhfuil cead agam?, an bhfuil tú ag rá go bhfuil cead agam? she meant what she said bhí sí dáiríre faoin méid a dúirt sí, tháinig na focail ó cheartlár a croí what do you mean? céard atá i gceist agat? how do you mean? cad atá i gceist agat? I know what you mean tá a fhios agam céard atá i gceist agat, tuigim thú do you see what I mean? an bhfuil a fhios agat céard atá mé a rá?, an bhfeiceann tú an rud atá i gceist agam?, an dtuigeann tú mé? do you know what I mean? an dtuigeann tú leat mé?, an dtuigeann tú an rud atá mé a mhaíomh?
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3 verb intend to be understood in particular way TRANSITIVEit was meant as a joke ní raibh ann ach magadhI mean it as a compliment is mar mholadh atá mé á ráin that context, the word is meant as an insult sa chomhthéacs sin, is masla é an focalshe meant that as a spite is le teann mioscaise a dúirt sí é sinI mean that sincerely! tá mé i ndáiríre faoi sin!, ó mo chroí amach a thagann sé sin! 4 verb signify, indicate TRANSITIVEciallaigh verb  c m uto her, the city means freedom ciallaíonn an chathair saoirse dise, is ionann an chathair aicise agus saoirsethis means trouble is ionann seo agus trioblóid, trioblóid a thiocfaidh as seothis means war beidh sé ina chogadh go cinntethis meant only one thing ní raibh ach rud amháin le léamh air seo, ní raibh ach rud amháin le tuiscint as seowhat does that mean? cad é a chiallaíonn sé sin?this doesn't mean that I don't like you ní hionann seo agus a rá nach dtaitníonn tú liomthat means he won't be here is ionann sin agus a rá nach mbeidh sé anseo I took that to mean she was unhappy thuig mé as sin go raibh sí míshásta 5 verb involve, entail TRANSITIVEit'll mean a lot of trouble beidh cuid mhaith trioblóide i gceist leis, glacfaidh sé cuid mhór trioblóideit could mean the difference between life and death thiocfadh leis an difear idir bás agus beatha a dhéanamhcatching the first flight means getting up early caithfear éirí go luath chun an chéad eitilt a fháilhe knows what it means to be poor tá a fhios aige cad is bochtaineacht ann, is maith a thuigeann sé bochtaineachtthat will mean the closure of small shops is é an toradh a bheidh air sin go ndúnfar siopaí beaga, is é a thiocfaidh as sin go ndúnfar siopaí beaga 6 verb have value or impact TRANSITIVE€50 means a lot to me is mór an rud €50 agamsamoney doesn't mean much to her níl mórán airde aici ar airgead, is beag is fiú léi an t-airgeadthese things mean a great deal to us tá na rudaí seo an-tábhachtach againn, is mór againn na rudaí seoit means everything to him níl dada ar domhan níos luachmhaire aige ná éit means nothing to me is cuma liom faoi, ní fiú dada liom énobody means more to me than you is tú is ansa liom, is tú is gaire do mo chroí 7 verb intend to do sth TRANSITIVEshe didn't mean to do anything wrong ní raibh rún aici aon rud contráilte a dhéanamhI meant to do that yesterday bhí sé i gceist agam é sin a dhéanamh innéI meant to say to you that I'd do it bhí sé ar intinn agam a rá leat go ndéanfainn éwhat do they mean to do now? cad atá siad ag brath a dhéanamh anois?I don't mean to imply that she's not able níl mé ag maíomh nach bhfuil sí ábaltahe never meant it to happen this way ní raibh sé riamh ag iarraidh gur mar seo a tharlódh séI didn't mean to break the window ní d'aon turas a bhris mé an fhuinneogthis programme is meant to help the poor is le cabhrú leis na boicht a ceapadh an clár seoI mean to get this job tá sé de rún agam an post seo a fháilI mean to leave whatever you say beidh mise ag imeacht is cuma cad deir túI mean you to leave ba mhaith liom go n-imeofá, teastaíonn uaim go n-imeoidh túyou were meant to be here yesterday bhí tú in ainm a bheith anseo inné, bhí tú le bheith anseo innéit's meant to be good tá sé in ainm a bheith maith, tá sé amuigh air go bhfuil sé go maiththe poem isn't meant to be read like that ní lena léamh mar sin a ceapadh an dánthis painting is meant to be my boat seo pictiúr de mo bhád, más fíorthis is a book meant for children leabhar do pháistí atá anseohe meant those words for all of us dhírigh sé na focail sin orainn uilighe didn't mean anything by it ní le dochar a rinne sé é, ní raibh dada i gceist aige leis 8 verb intend sth bad TRANSITIVEit was obvious he meant trouble ba léir go raibh trioblóid ar a intinn aigewe mean you no harm ní rún dúinn aon dochar a dhéanamh duit
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9 adjective informal (of person) unkindsuarach adj1  c m ugránna adj3  c m uyou mean thing! nach tú atá suarach!, nach tú an suarachán!, nach tú atá gránna!, nach tú an rud gránna!he was mean to her chaith sé go holc léiI feel mean about that níl mé an-bhródúil as sin, tá náire orm faoi sin 10 adjective informal (of act, remark etc) unkindsuarach adj1  c m ugránna adj3  c m utáir adj1  c m ua mean trick cleas suaracha mean act gníomh gránnathat was mean of you bhí sé sin suarach agatit was mean of you to say that ba shuarach an mhaise duit é sin a rá 11 adjective (especially US) aggressive, violentgarbh adj1  c m uhe had a mean look bhí cuma gharbh air, bhí cuma throdach air mean streets sráideanna garbha, sráideanna contúirteachathat dog has a mean streak tá an madra sin drochmhúinte, tá olc sa mhadra sin 12 adjective ungenerous with moneysprionlaithe adj3  c m uceachartha adj3  c m ugortach adj1  c m uhe's mean with his money tá sé sprionlaithe lena chuid airgid, tá sé teannta lena chuid airgid, tá sé cruinn lena chuid airgidshe was too mean to give a contribution bhí sí róghortach le síntiús a thabhairt, bhí sí rósprionlaithe le síntiús a thabhairt 13 adjective informal excellentshe's a mean guitarist is sárghiotáraí í, is giotáraí den scoth íhe plays a mean guitar tá sé thar barr ar an ngiotár 14 adjective shabby, poor suarach adj1  c m uainnis adj1  c m ua mean little house teach beag suarach 15 adjective insignificantsuarach adj1  c m ubocht adj1  c m ushe has no mean opinion of herself níl dada beag ná suarach ag baint léi, dar léi féin; tá barúil aici di féinthe meanest intelligence an té is lú éirim aignehe's no mean hurler an-iománaí atá ann€10,000 is no mean sum suim mhór airgid is ea €10,000 it was no mean feat (also it was no mean achievement) níor bheag an t-éacht é 16 adjective MATH, STAT statistically averagemeánach adj1  c m umeán- prefmean life meánré
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17 noun MATH, STAT averagemeán masc1  c m u 18 noun point between two extremesthe happy mean an mheasarthacht
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I mean

1 introducing clarification/additionlook, I mean why don't you let me deal with it? féach, is éard atá i gceist agam, cén fáth nach bhfágann tú fúm é?I don't think so, I mean where is she going to get the money? ní dóigh liom é, cá bhfaighidh sí an t-airgead, cuir i gcás?you must be tired, I mean after your journey' caithfidh go bhfuil tuirse ort, i ndiaidh an turais agus uile 2 making a correctionwe were in Carna, I mean Casla bhíomar i gCarna, gabh mo leithscéal, Casla is mian liom a rá; bhíomar i gCarna, gabh mo leithscéal, Casla atá i gceist agam 3 as conversational fillerI mean, it's not that hard dáiríre, níl sé chomh deacair sin; i ndiaidh an iomláin, níl sé chomh doiligh sin

to mean business

informalhe means business tá sé lom dáiríre, ní ag déanamh grinn atá sé

to mean to say

informal 1 signifythat doesn't mean to say I'm happy ní hionann sin agus a rá go bhfuil mé sásta 2 correcting or clarifyingI like it, I mean to say, it's fine is maith liom é, is éard atá i gceist agam go bhfuil sé go breá; is maith liom é, is é atáim a rá go bhfuil sé go breá you mean to say you don't know! ná habair nach bhfuil a fhios agat!, níl tú á rá nach bhfuil a fhios agat!

to mean well

he means well níl dochar dá laghad ann, tá a chroí san áit cheartshe meant well le dea-thoil a rinne sí é, tá a croí san áit cheart

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