Dictionary Results for mean


1. mean - noun

· an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Synonym(s): mean_value

Hypernym(s): average, norm




2. mean - verb

· mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

Synonym(s): intend

Hypernym(s): convey




3. mean - verb

· have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

Synonym(s): entail, imply

Hypernym(s): necessitate




4. mean - verb

· denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Synonym(s): intend, signify, stand_for




5. mean - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): intend, think




6. mean - verb

· have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"




7. mean - verb

· 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!"

Synonym(s): think_of, have_in_mind

Hypernym(s): associate, tie_in, relate, link, colligate, link_up, connect




8. mean - verb

· destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"

Hypernym(s): intend, destine, designate, specify




9. mean - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): average




10. mean - adjective

· characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

Synonym(s): hateful




11. mean - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): base, meanspirited




12. mean - adjective

· excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"




13. mean - adjective

· marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"

Synonym(s): beggarly




14. mean - adjective

· (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"

Synonym(s): mingy, miserly, tight




15. mean - adjective

· (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

Synonym(s): beggarly




16. mean - adjective

· of no value or worth; "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"

Synonym(s): bastardly





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