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mean sun

  

      n   an imaginary sun moving along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completing its annual course in the same time as the sun takes to move round the ecliptic at a varying speed. It is used in the measurement of mean solar time  
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mean          [1]  
      vb   , means, meaning, meant   mainly tr  
1    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to intend to convey or express  
2    may take a clause as object or an infinitive   intend  
she didn't mean to hurt it     
3    may take a clause as object   to say or do in all seriousness  
the boss means what he says about strikes     
4    often passive; often foll by: for   to destine or design (for a certain person or purpose)  
she was meant for greater things     
5    may take a clause as object   to denote or connote; signify; represent  
examples help show exactly what a word means     
6    may take a clause as object   to produce; cause  
the weather will mean long traffic delays     
7    may take a clause as object   to foretell; portend  
those dark clouds mean rain     
8    to have the importance of  
money means nothing to him     
9    intr   to have the intention of behaving or acting (esp. in the phrases mean well or mean ill)  
10    mean business   to be in earnest  
     (Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon menian to intend, Dutch meenen)  
In standard English, mean should not be followed by for when expressing intention: I didn't mean this to happen (not I didn't mean for this to happen)  

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mean         

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      vb  
1    betoken, connote, convey, denote, drive at, express, hint at, imply, indicate, purport, represent, say, signify, spell, stand for, suggest, symbolize  
2    aim, aspire, contemplate, design, desire, have in mind, intend, plan, propose, purpose, set out, want, wish  
3    design, destine, fate, fit, make, match, predestine, preordain, suit  
4    bring about, cause, engender, entail, give rise to, involve, lead to, necessitate, produce, result in  
5    adumbrate, augur, betoken, foreshadow, foretell, herald, portend, presage, promise  

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n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
word created with "crap" and "caption" to mean a bad quality caption
[Fam.];[Fig.]
exp.
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[US];[Adm.] US gov. upon Visa requirement: "Have you been ten-printed?"
n.
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
v.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
n.
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[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
v.
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This is a term rising in popularity
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
n.
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[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents
n.
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[Fig.]
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
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n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
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