what did he mean by


what did he mean by
what did he mean when he said, what was his intention when he said

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • what did he mean by that? — what did he mean when he said that?, what was his intention in saying that? …   English contemporary dictionary

  • what — W1S1 [wɔt US wa:t, wʌt] pron, determiner, predeterminer [: Old English; Origin: hwAt] 1.) used to ask for information or for someone s opinion ▪ What are you doing? ▪ What subjects did you enjoy most? ▪ What colour is the new carpet? ▪ What s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • what — [ wat, hwat ] function word *** What can be used in the following ways: as a question pronoun (introducing a direct or indirect question): What do you want? Tell me what happened. as a relative pronoun (starting a relative clause that is subject …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mean — I [[t]mi͟ːn[/t]] VERB USES ♦ means, meaning, meant (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB: no cont If you want to know what a word, code, signal, or gesture means, you… …   English dictionary

  • mean — mean1 W1S1 [mi:n] v [T] past tense and past participle meant [ment] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a particular meaning)¦ 2¦(intend to say something)¦ 3¦(intend to do something)¦ 4¦(result in something)¦ 5¦(be familiar)¦ 6¦(say something seriously)¦ 7¦(how… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — 1 /mi:n/ verb (T) past tense and past participle meant /ment/ 1 HAVE A PARTICULAR MEETING (not in progressive) to have or represent a particular meaning: What does Konbanwa mean in English? It means Good Evening . | The red light means Stop . |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • WHAT — adj., pron., & adv. interrog.adj. 1 asking for a choice from an indefinite number or for a statement of amount, number, or kind (what books have you read?; what news have you?). 2 colloq. = WHICH interrog.adj. (what book have you chosen?). adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • what*/*/*/ — [wɒt] grammar word summary: What can be: ■ a question pronoun: What do you want? ■ a relative pronoun: She showed me what she had bought. ■ a determiner: What subjects are you studying? ♦ What a nuisance! ■ an interjection: What! You mean I ve… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • what — 1 predeterminer, determiner, pronoun 1 used when asking questions about a thing or person, or a kind of thing or person that you do not know anything about: What are you doing? | What colour is the new carpet? | “What do you do?” “I m a teacher.” …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • what's with — phrasal slang : what is the reason for : what is wrong with * * * what s with (informal; esp US) 1. What s the matter with?, what s up with? 2. What do you mean by (doing something)? • • • Main Entry: ↑what …   Useful english dictionary


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