what's that supposed to mean?

what's that supposed to mean?
what’s that supposed to mean? spoken phrase
used when you are annoyed or offended by something that someone has just said

‘I just assumed you wouldn’t know.’ ‘Well, what’s that supposed to mean?’

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym
Main entry: suppose

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • be supposed — 1 a : to be expected to do something They are supposed to arrive tomorrow. She was supposed to be here an hour ago. The movie was supposed to earn a lot of money at the box office, but it didn t. 1 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) supposed to do something — be supposed to do/be sth idiom 1. to be expected or required to do/be sth according to a rule, a custom, an arrangement, etc • You re supposed to buy a ticket, but not many people do. • I thought we were supposed to be paid today. • The engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) supposed to be something — be supposed to do/be sth idiom 1. to be expected or required to do/be sth according to a rule, a custom, an arrangement, etc • You re supposed to buy a ticket, but not many people do. • I thought we were supposed to be paid today. • The engine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mean — mean1 W1S1 [mi:n] v [T] past tense and past participle meant [ment] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a particular meaning)¦ 2¦(intend to say something)¦ 3¦(intend to do something)¦ 4¦(result in something)¦ 5¦(be familiar)¦ 6¦(say something seriously)¦ 7¦(how… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — 1 /mi:n/ verb (T) past tense and past participle meant /ment/ 1 HAVE A PARTICULAR MEETING (not in progressive) to have or represent a particular meaning: What does Konbanwa mean in English? It means Good Evening . | The red light means Stop . |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • supposed — ♦♦ (Pronounced [[t]səpo͟ʊzd[/t]] or [[t]səpo͟ʊst[/t]] for meanings 1 to 4, and [[t]səpo͟ʊzɪd[/t]] for meaning 5.) 1) PHR MODAL If you say that something is supposed to happen, you mean that it is planned or expected. Sometimes this use suggests… …   English dictionary

  • supposed — supposed, supposititious, suppositious, reputed, putative, purported, conjectural, hypothetical can mean accepted or advanced as true, real, or in accordance with the facts on the basis of less than conclusive evidence. All imply a measure of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mean — 1. In the meaning ‘to intend’, mean can be followed by a to infinitive (when the speaker intends to do something: I meant to go), by an object + to infinitive (when the speaker intends someone else to do something: I meant you to go) and, more… …   Modern English usage

  • suppose — sup|pose W1S1 [səˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: supposer, from Latin supponere to put under, substitute , from sub ( SUB ) + ponere to put ] 1.) spoken I suppose a) used to say you think somethin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suppose — sup|pose [ sə pouz ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to believe that something is probably true, based on your experience, your knowledge, and any other information that you have: She was about 35, Dexter supposed. The game was not as one sided as we… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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