Definitions of mean:
  • noun:   an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  • verb:   have a specified degree of importance
    Example: "My ex-husband means nothing to me"
  • verb:   destine or designate for a certain purpose
    Example: "These flowers were meant for you"
  • verb:   denote or connote
    Example: "`maison' means `house' in French"
  • verb:   mean or intend to express or convey
    Example: "You never understand what I mean!"
  • verb:   have in mind as a purpose
    Example: "I mean no harm"
  • verb:   have as a logical consequence
    Example: "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
  • verb:   intend to refer to
    Example: "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
  • adjective:   excellent
    Example: "Famous for a mean backhand"
  • adjective:   used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    Example: "A mean person"
  • adjective:   characterized by malice
    Example: "In a mean mood"
  • adjective:   having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
    Example: "Taking a mean advantage"
  • adjective:   marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    Example: "A mean hut"
  • adjective:   used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #25319)

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