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That remark, 'Smith couldn't get on without his trouble and strife,' meant that Smith found his wife indispensable.
5 : to have importance to <Your visit meant a lot to me.
In other words, the working woman with two kids is not meant to be Mother Teresa: She is meant to be a woman who loves her children, loves her husband, loves her friends and coworkers, and finds meaning in her own world.
I meant to remind myself of the official as well as the individual references to God, the sudden concern among friends and acquaintances for the validity of their daily activities measured against this or that Tradition.
I know that they meant that trust is important in medical relationships and that acute symptoms often do not tell the whole story.
The gender issue thus becomes the issue of what is taken to be "sexuality": what sex means and what is meant by sex, when, how, and with whom and with what consequences to whom.
Sula's "I never meant anything" may refer to her gesture of ambivalence, of looking at Hannah's fiery dance, feeling neither remorse nor delight.
If one asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him: It means just what Concord and Lexington meant, what Bunker Hill meant.
September 11, 2001, with all that it meant and means for our awareness of the precious fragility of human life and our awareness of evil, may change the landscape here, too, but it is too soon to know exactly how.