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means

 
Noun mean has 3 senses
  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 implementation, effectuation; average, norm; implementation, effectuation; average, norm
    --1 has particulars:
     dint; escape; fast track; instrument, tool; road; stepping stone; expedient; desperate measure; open sesame; salvation; tooth; voice; wings; mean, mean value; arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value; geometric mean; harmonic mean; means, agency, way; dint; escape; fast track; instrument, tool; road; stepping stone; expedient; desperate measure; open sesame; salvation; tooth; voice; wings; mean, mean value; arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected value; geometric mean; harmonic mean
  2. means - instrumentality used to achieve an end
    --2 is a kind of instrumentality, instrumentation; instrumentality, instrumentation
    --2 has particulars: medium; means; medium
  3. means, substance - considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"
    --3 is a kind of capital; capital
    --3 has particulars:
     pocketbook; wherewithal; 1 sense of mean ; means, substance; pocketbook; wherewithal; 1 sense of 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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