English: mean

English verb 'mean' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to mean
Participle: meant
Gerund: meaning

Indicative

Present

Imean
youmean
he;she;itmeans
wemean
youmean
theymean

Perfect

Ihave meant
youhave meant
he;she;ithas meant
wehave meant
youhave meant
theyhave meant

Past

Imeant
youmeant
he;she;itmeant
wemeant
youmeant
theymeant

Pluperfect

Ihad meant
youhad meant
he;she;ithad meant
wehad meant
youhad meant
theyhad meant

Future

Iwill mean
youwill mean
he;she;itwill mean
wewill mean
youwill mean
theywill mean

Future perfect

Iwill have meant
youwill have meant
he;she;itwill have meant
wewill have meant
youwill have meant
theywill have meant

Subjunctive

Present

Imean
youmean
he;she;itmean
wemean
youmean
theymean

Perfect

Ihave meant
youhave meant
he;she;ithave meant
wehave meant
youhave meant
theyhave meant

Imperfect

Imeant
youmeant
he;she;itmeant
wemeant
youmeant
theymeant

Pluperfect

Ihad meant
youhad meant
he;she;ithad meant
wehad meant
youhad meant
theyhad meant

Conditional

Present

Iwould mean
youwould mean
he;she;itwould mean
wewould mean
youwould mean
theywould mean

Perfect

Iwould have meant
youwould have meant
he;she;itwould have meant
wewould have meant
youwould have meant
theywould have meant

Imperative

youmean
weLet's mean
youmean

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam meaning
youare meaning
he;she;itis meaning
weare meaning
youare meaning
theyare meaning

Perfect

Ihave been meaning
youhave been meaning
he;she;ithas been meaning
wehave been meaning
youhave been meaning
theyhave been meaning

Past

Iwas meaning
youwere meaning
he;she;itwas meaning
wewere meaning
youwere meaning
theywere meaning

Pluperfect

Ihad been meaning
youhad been meaning
he;she;ithad been meaning
wehad been meaning
youhad been meaning
theyhad been meaning

Future

Iwill be meaning
youwill be meaning
he;she;itwill be meaning
wewill be meaning
youwill be meaning
theywill be meaning

Future perfect

Iwill have been meaning
youwill have been meaning
he;she;itwill have been meaning
wewill have been meaning
youwill have been meaning
theywill have been meaning

Conditional

Present

Iwould be meaning
youwould be meaning
he;she;itwould be meaning
wewould be meaning
youwould be meaning
theywould be meaning

Perfect

Iwould have been meaning
youwould have been meaning
he;she;itwould have been meaning
wewould have been meaning
youwould have been meaning
theywould have been meaning

Verbs conjugated like mean

deal, mean, misdeal,

Additional Information

Cf. Old English weak verbs d<#->ælan (deal), l<#->æfan (leave) and m<#->ænan (mean).

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. mænan "to mean, tell, say, complain," from W.Gmc. *mainijanan (cf. O.Fris. mena, Du. menen, Ger. meinen to think, suppose, be of the opinion"), from PIE *meino- "opinion, intent" (cf. O.C.S. meniti "to think, have an opinion," O.Ir. mian "wish, desire," Welsh mwyn "enjoyment"), probably from base *men- "think." Meaningful first attested 1852.