mean-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: have in mind, intend

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] MEAN NP2
NOTE: Includes Agent subjects only.
NOTE: All "is/are meant for" constructions belong in this sense.

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.
I mean no harm.
We meant to return early that night.
She only meant to help!
These flowers are meant for you.
The newlyweds were meant for each other.

VerbNet: intend-61.2-1
FrameNet: Purpose
PropBank: mean.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 6, 7

Sense Number 2: denote, translate; have importance or purpose; have a logical result

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[theme[abstract]] MEAN[atelic] NP2
NOTE: Includes Theme subjects only.
NOTE: Includes outcome or result.
NOTE: 'Telic' meaning that the event of meaning is bounded in time. It has a beginning and an end.

'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?
My ex-husband means nothing to me.
Winning means everything to her.
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.

VerbNet: representation-110
FrameNet: Causation,Evidence,Linguistic_meaning
PropBank: mean.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5

Sense Number 3: discourse function, parenthetical

NOTE: This sense is a parenthetical usage and does not carry any meaning.

I mean, come on.
Is it true you fainted? I mean, you actually fainted?

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: mean.01