MEAN, a.

1. To have in the mind, view or contemplation; to intend.

What mean you by this service? Exo 12.

2. To intend; to purpose; to design, with reference to a future act.

Ye thought evil against me, but God meant it for good. Gen 1.

3. To signify; to indicate.

What mean these seven ewe lambs? Gen 21.

What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? 1 Sam 4.

Go ye, and learn what that meaneth-- Mat 9.

, v.i. To have thought or ideas; or to have meaning.