Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] MEAN[telic] NP2
NOTE: ('telic' meaning that the event of meaning is bounded in time-- it has a beginning and an end)
You never understand what I mean!
Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!
I meant the green vase when I said I wanted to buy the vase.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6
I mean no harm.
I meant these flowers for you.
We meant to return early that night.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 7
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic[abstract]] MEAN[atelic] NP2
NOTE: (see sense 1 for 'telic')
`Maison' means `house' in French.
I don't know what this word means in that context.
Who decided red means stop and green means go?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: There is an outcome or result which occurs due to a preceding event.
The drought means the crop is ruined.
The fact that Jane saw him at home means he has an alibi.
The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
My ex-husband means nothing to me.
Winning means everything to her.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5