Definitions of average

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"

( statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; " the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

The mean value or quantity of a number of values or quantities.

( 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"

To make equal to others; to reduce to a level; to proportion.

Containing a mean proportion.

To find the average of by arithmetic; to reduce to a mean.

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.

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"

To find the mean of unequal sums or quantities; to reduce to a mean; to divide according to an average.

To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.

In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.

According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.

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.

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.

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.

compute the average of

The quotient of any sum divided by the number of its terms; the mean amount, quantity, or the like.

Obtained by calculating the mean of several; medium; ordinary.

The ordinary degree or amount; general type.

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.

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"

amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; " The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"

To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.

a statistic describing the location of a distribution; " it set the norm for American homes"

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.

relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; " the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

Containing a mean value.

A mean proportion; proportional distribution.

To fix an average.

To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.

A tariff or duty on goods, etc.

To fix, or be the average of; apportion on the average; take as an average.

Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc.

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.

lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; " average people"; " the ordinary ( or common) man in the street"

Containing a mean proportion; ordinary.

The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested.

( 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"

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"

To exist in, or form, a mean quantity.

achieve or reach on average; " He averaged a C"

Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped.

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.

A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit; damage done by sea perils.

Being in a condition common to many, as a man of average height, an average crop.

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.
Antonyms for average
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Quotes of average

The average user doesn't give a damn what happens, as long as( 1) it works and( 2) it's fast.
– Daniel J. Bernstein 
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 
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 
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 
Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be.
– John Maynard Keynes 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.
– Robert H. Schuller 
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 
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 
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 
I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me.
– Mike Tyson
Usage examples for average

“ That was an average of six dollars a pistol. ”
– Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper 
“ 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 
“ 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 
“ 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 
“ 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 
“ That is the average ”
– From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe 
“ It would make about twenty five lots of the average size. ”
– Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger 
“ 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 
“ It may sound like a busy day, but it was, on the whole, merely an average one. ”
– The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer 
“ 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 
“ 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. 
“ 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 
“ Roy saw, as soon as any one, that Brander was a man above the average ”
– The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams 
“ 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 
“ 3: Figure based upon average price of city gas. ”
– The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith 
“ 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 
“ The general average at the beginning of work is put at fifteen years and four months. ”
– White Slaves by Louis A Banks 
“ Prices average about one dollar per bushel. ”
– The Apple by Various 
“ 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