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    mean - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mean

    Definition
    (noun) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    Synonyms : mean value
    Definition
    (verb) mean or intend to express or convey
    Synonyms : intend
    Example Sentence
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?
    Definition
    (verb) have as a logical consequence
    Synonyms : entail , imply
    Example Sentence
    • The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers
    Definition
    (verb) denote or connote
    Synonyms : intend , signify , stand for
    Example Sentence
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means
    Definition
    (verb) have in mind as a purpose
    Synonyms : intend , think
    Example Sentence
    • I mean no harm
    • I only meant to help you
    • She didn't think to harm me
    • We thought to return early that night
    Definition
    (verb) have a specified degree of importance
    Example Sentence
    • My ex-husband means nothing to me
    • Happiness means everything
    Definition
    (verb) intend to refer to
    Synonyms : have in mind , think of
    Example Sentence
    • I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France
    • Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!
    Definition
    (verb) destine or designate for a certain purpose
    Example Sentence
    • These flowers were meant for you
    Definition
    (adj) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
    Synonyms : average
    Example Sentence
    • the average income in New England is below that of the nation
    • of average height for his age
    • the mean annual rainfall
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by malice
    Synonyms : hateful
    Example Sentence
    • a hateful thing to do
    • in a mean mood
    Definition
    (adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
    Synonyms : base , meanspirited
    Example Sentence
    • that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
    • taking a mean advantage
    • chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
    • something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
    Definition
    (adj) excellent
    Example Sentence
    • famous for a mean backhand
    Definition
    (adj) marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    Synonyms : beggarly
    Example Sentence
    • a beggarly existence in the slums
    • a mean hut
    Definition
    (adj) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    Synonyms : mingy , miserly , tight
    Example Sentence
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip
    Definition
    (adj) (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    Synonyms : beggarly
    Definition
    (adj) of no value or worth
    Synonyms : bastardly
    Example Sentence
    • I was caught in the bastardly traffic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mean

a derivative of MENIAL.

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