Definitions of average

  1.   amount to or come to an average without loss or gain The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40
  2.   a statistic describing the location of a distribution it set the norm for American homes
  3.   lacking special distinction rank or status commonly encountered average people the ordinary or common man in the street
  4.   around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures an orange of average size intermediate capacity a plane with intermediate range medium bombers
  5.   statistics 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
  6.   statistics relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values or the average of the middle two in an even numbered set the median value of 17 20 and 36 is 20 the median income for the year was 15 000
  7.   statistics relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
  8.   of no exceptional quality or ability a novel of average merit only a fair performance of the sonata in fair health the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average the performance was middling at best
  9.   compute the average of
  10.   achieve or reach on average He averaged a C
  11.   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
  12.   relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values or the average of the middle two in an even numbered set the median value of 17 20 and 36 is 20 the median income for the year was 15 000
  13.   relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
  14.   That service which a tenant owed his lord to be done by the work beasts of the tenant as the carriage of wheat turf etc
  15.   A tariff or duty on goods etc
  16.   Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped
  17.   A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit damage done by sea perils
  18.   The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested
  19.   A mean proportion medial sum or quantity made out of unequal sums or quantities an arithmetical mean Thus if A loses 5 dollars B 9 and C 16 the sum is 30 and the average 10
  20.   Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases a medium or usual size quantity quality rate etc
  21.   In the English corn trade the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets
  22.   Pertaining to an average or mean medial containing a mean proportion of a mean size quality ability etc ordinary usual as an average rate of profit an average amount of rain the average Englishman beings of the average stamp
  23.   According to the laws of averages as the loss must be made good by average contribution
  24.   To find the mean of when sums or quantities are unequal to reduce to a mean
  25.   To divide among a number according to a given proportion as to average a loss
  26.   To do accomplish get etc on an average
  27.   To form or exist in a mean or medial sum or quantity to amount to or to be on an average as the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each these spars average ten feet in length
  28.   Equal to the sum of all the different quantities of the same kind added together and divided by the number of them of medium quality midway between extremes
  29.   A result reached by adding several quantities of the same kind and dividing by the number of quantities a general statement based on a number of different cases the general type
  30.   To find the average of by arithmetic to reduce to a mean
  31.   The mean value or quantity of a number of values or quantities
  32.   Containing a mean value
  33.   To fix an average
  34.   To exist in or form a mean quantity
  35.   A mean proportion proportional distribution
  36.   Containing a mean proportion
  37.   To fix or be the average of apportion on the average take as an average
  38.   Obtained by calculating the mean of several medium ordinary
  39.   The quotient of any sum divided by the number of its terms the mean amount quantity or the like
  40.   The ordinary degree or amount general type
  41.   Containing a mean proportion ordinary
  42.   The mean sum quantity or value made out of unequal sums quantities or values by adding these together and dividing by the number of them
  43.   To find the mean of unequal sums or quantities to reduce to a mean to divide according to an average
  44.   To form a mean sum or quantity A general average a contribution to a general loss when for the safety of a ship in distress any destruction to the ship is incurred all persons who have goods on board or property in the ship contribute to the loss according to their average that is the goods of each on board Petty or accustomed averages charges payable by the shippers of goods to the master of the ship over and above the freight for his care of the goods Upon or on an average taking the mean of unequal numbers or quantities
  45.   A mean proportion the mean of any collection of sums numbers or quantities found by dividing the totals by the number of the sums or quantities
  46.   Being in a condition common to many as a man of average height an average crop
  47.   To make equal to others to reduce to a level to proportion

Antonyms for average

erratic, first-line, untypical, elegant, redoubtable, abnormal, model, baronial, chosen, unknown, Picked, deviant, outrageous, Magnific, memorable, deviate, way out, screwy, signal, outlandish, crummy, quintessential, refined, monstrosity, unorthodox, extraordinary, extreme, spaced-out, novel, distinguished, noteworthy, regal, eccentric, unexpected, noble, monumental, outre, scarce, selected, strange, favorite, dainty, immoderate, unusual, superhuman, infrequent, classic, transcendent, unearthly, supernatural, excessive, bush-league, kinky, lousy, funky, massive, punk, Citable, observable, preeminent, off-the-wall, unnatural, bush, unconventional, WACK, salient, irregular, epic, inferior, unexampled, preternatural, recherche, eminent, odd, striking, atypical, handpicked, unsatisfactory, august, unwonted, deficient, prominent, preferred, illustrious, unacceptable, abnormality, proud, cranky, far-out, kafkaesque, astral, phenomenal, imperial, Aberrational, miraculous, nameable, homeric, freak, paradigmatic, quirky, supernormal, bright, wild, bizarro, bizarre, ill, subtle, dissatisfactory, distinctive, elect, exceptional, funny, unfamiliar, select, remarkable, majestic, unpredictable, exemplary, especial, lame, anomalous, prestigious, wanting, uncanny, Queerish, quaint, nuanced, SUBPAR., freakish, wretched, off, stately, magnificent, curious, outstanding, wacky, Mentionable, magical, poor, textbook, favored, devious, fine, conspicuous, off-kilter, singular, substandard, uncommon, suboptimal, choice, exquisite, rare, nonrepresentative, sour, offbeat, splendid, imposing, kooky, crazy, unprecedented, nonconformist, weirdo, gallant, grandiose, bad, grand, unique, glorious, unparalleled, notable, definitive, paltry, weird, fantastic, uncustomary, luminous, special, wrong, individual, anomaly, oddball, private, cherry-picked, delicate, peculiar, aberrant, idiosyncratic, star, out-of-the-way, transcendental, airy, archetypal, superior.

Quotes of average

  1. The average user doesn't give a damn what happens as long as 1 it works and 2 it's fast – Daniel J. Bernstein
  2. The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him – Crystal Eastman
  3. Every normal person in fact is only normal on the average His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent – Sigmund Freud
  4. I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular average students They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible – Wally George
  5. Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be – John Maynard Keynes
  6. Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America and the voices of average citizens are being shut out – Marty Meehan
  7. Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in – Paul J. Meyer
  8. Balls should be good for at least six sets and for more for the average player But if the rallies are long they do not last as long as this There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court – Helen Wills Moody
  9. I knew that because of who I am and the situation I'm in that I'd attract more critics than your average person and that was a little intimidating but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues – Lisa Marie Presley
  10. On average the Chinese Koreans and Japanese are more similar to each other and are different from Australians Israelis and the Swedes who in turn are similar to each other and are different from Nigerians Kenyans and Jamaicans – J. Philippe Rushton
  11. The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is – Robert H. Schuller
  12. Sadly this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer – Jose Serrano
  13. The fact is that surveys which media people openly admit to show that fewer than twelve percent of their customers believe they're doing a good job while the average profit margin in television is in the neighborhood of eighty percent – L. Neil Smith
  14. The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things – Aries Spears
  15. I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me – Mike Tyson

Usage examples for average

  1. When the next committee sat in 1791 they found that on an average of the last four years their predecessors had fallen short in their estimate of the permanent taxes by more than three hundred and forty thousand pounds a year – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. “ Roy saw as soon as any one that Brander was a man above the average – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  3. 3 Figure based upon average price of city gas – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  4. The average number of names proposed is seven or eight though sometimes as many as twelve are offered – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  5. This of course will depend upon the exercise he takes but on an average he should have every night at least eight hours – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  6. What would the average citizen say if he discovered that at this very moment the Nipe was being treated almost as an honored guest of the Government – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  7. Still the average is large though if you will go to the stand you may select any horse you please without offence – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  8. Sometimes we hear it said that the white man of the South knows the negro better than anybody else but the average white man of the South only knows the ignorant vicious and criminal negro better than anybody else – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  9. It was impossible to believe that the owner of such a face in which a look of stupidity was mingled with one of perpetual astonishment could possess superior talent or even an average amount of intelligence – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  10. This would give an average life of four and a half years – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  11. It would make about twenty five lots of the average size – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  12. The Sanspareil made an average of fourteen miles an hour but as it burst a water pipe it lost its chance – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  13. Now the science of correct expression is a thing in which the average student has had no training – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  14. Prices average about one dollar per bushel – The Apple by Various
  15. That is the average – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  16. If it came to a deal in which the General and all the world stood against Druce the average Wall Street man would have bet on Druce against the whole combination – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  17. That was an average of six dollars a pistol – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  18. The general average at the beginning of work is put at fifteen years and four months ” – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  19. It may sound like a busy day but it was on the whole merely an average one – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer

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