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mean

 
Adjective mean has 7 senses
  1. average, mean - approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall"
    Antonym: abnormal (indirect, via normal)
  2. hateful, mean - characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
    Antonym: nice (indirect, via nasty)
  3. base, mean, meanspirited - having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
    Antonym: noble (indirect, via ignoble)
  4. mean - excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
    Antonym:
    unskilled (indirect, via skilled)
  5. beggarly, mean - marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"
    Antonym: rich (indirect, via poor)
  6. mean, mingy, miserly, tight - used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
    Antonym: generous (indirect, via stingy)
  7. beggarly, mean - used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt
    Antonym: generous (indirect, via stingy)
Noun mean has 1 sense
  1. mean, mean value - an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    --1 is a kind of average, norm
    --1 has particulars:
     arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value; geometric mean; harmonic mean
Verb mean has 7 senses
  1. mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
    --1 is one way to convey, impart
    Derived forms: noun meaning1, noun meaning2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. entail, imply, mean - have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
    --2 is one way to necessitate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. mean, intend, signify, stand for - denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
    Derived forms: noun meaning1, noun meaning2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
    --4 is one way to will, wish
    Sample sentence:
    They mean to move
  5. mean - have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. think of, have in mind, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
    --6 is one way to associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
    --7 is one way to
    intend, destine, designate, specify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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