English version

meant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeantmeant /ment/  the past tense and past participle of mean
Examples from the Corpus
meantThe bird made frantic gobbling or clucking noises, which meant it knew what it was in for.For now, that meant keeping the case uppermost in his thoughts.This meant that I walked further than recorded.The controversy over Croagh Patrick meant that islanders were aware of the problems with gold mining already.That too often meant that jobs went abroad to places with very low wages and dire standards of living.But a combination of international change and policy alteration has meant that, on some issues, the Tories changed too.It meant the freedom to talk freely, discuss matters which could not be voiced within four walls.But the comprehension of what that actually meant was slim.