Definitions of mean

  1.   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
  2.   marked by poverty befitting a beggar a beggarly existence in the slums a mean hut
  3.   used of sums of money so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  4.   have as a logical consequence The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers
  5.   characterized by malice a hateful thing to do in a mean mood
  6.   I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France Yes I meant you when I complained about people who gossip
  7.   mean or intend to express or convey You never understand what I mean what do his words intend
  8.   denote or connote maison' means house' in French An example sentence would show what this word means
  9.   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
  10.   have a specified degree of importance My ex husband means nothing to me Happiness means everything
  11.   an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  12.   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
  13.   slang excellent famous for a mean backhand
  14.   destine or designate for a certain purpose These flowers were meant for you
  15.   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
  16.   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
  17.   excellent famous for a mean backhand
  18.   To have in the mind as a purpose intention etc to intend to purpose to design as what do you mean to do
  19.   To signify to indicate to import to denote
  20.   To have a purpose or intention
  21.   Destitute of distinction or eminence common low vulgar humble
  22.   Wanting dignity of mind low minded base destitute of honor spiritless as a mean motive
  23.   Of little value or account worthy of little or no regard contemptible despicable
  24.   Of poor quality as mean fare
  25.   Penurious stingy close fisted illiberal as mean hospitality
  26.   Occupying a middle position middle being about midway between extremes
  27.   Intermediate in excellence of any kind
  28.   Average having an intermediate value between two extremes or between the several successive values of a variable quantity during one cycle of variation as mean distance mean motion mean solar day
  29.   That which is mean or intermediate between two extremes of place time or number the middle point or place middle rate or degree mediocrity medium absence of extremes or excess moderation measure
  30.   A quantity having an intermediate value between several others from which it is derived and of which it expresses the resultant value usually unless otherwise specified it is the simple average formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number which is called an arithmetical mean A geometrical mean is the square root of the product of the quantities
  31.   That through which or by the help of which an end is attained something tending to an object desired intermediate agency or measure necessary condition or coagent instrument
  32.   Hence Resources property revenue or the like considered as the condition of easy livelihood or an instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose disposable force or substance
  33.   A part whether alto or tenor intermediate between the soprano and base a middle part
  34.   Meantime meanwhile
  35.   A mediator a go between
  36.   meaning
  37.   The middle point quantity value or degree average moderation
  38.   To have in the mind or intention to purpose as I mean to go signify as the French word poilu means hairy denote as the word poilu meant a French soldier
  39.   To have an intention
  40.   Wanting in dignity or honor vulgar ordinary inferior without importance humble stingy middle average not too much or too little
  41.   Meanly
  42.   Meant
  43.   Meaner
  44.   Meanest
  45.   Low in rank or birth base sordid low in worth or estimation poor humble
  46.   MEANNESS
  47.   Middle coming between moderate
  48.   The middle point quantity value or degree instrument pl income estate instrument
  49.   To have in the mind or thoughts to intend to signify
  50.   To have in the mind to have meaning pr p meaning pa t and pa p meant ment
  51.   A middle point quantity value or degree instrument
  52.   Middle average low humble base sordid
  53.   To have in the mind
  54.   To intend signify
  55.   To aim at purpose signify
  56.   To be minded
  57.   Low lowly inferior poor
  58.   Ignoble base petty contemptible
  59.   Intermediate medium average
  60.   The middle state or quantity between two extremes hence moderation medium
  61.   Instrumentality often with singular construction as this is a means also property wealth
  62.   Low in rank or birth base sordid of little value low in esteem contemptible poor
  63.   Middle moderate intervening
  64.   Instrumentality income revenue or estate By all means without fail By no means not at all Meantime in the intervening time
  65.   The middle point rate or degree medium mediocrity intervening time the medium instrument or agent through which something is done a quantity having an intermediate value between several others
  66.   To have in the mind or in view to signify to intend purpose or design
  67.   To have thought or meaning to be disposed See Man and Mind
  68.   Low minded base wanting in dignity or honour low in rank or birth poor pitiful stingy
  69.   At an equal distance from the extremes moderate without excess intermediate
  70.   The middle point or place in math a quantity having an intermediate value between several others the average of resultant value the middle rate or degree
  71.   To intend purpose or design to signify

Antonyms for mean

dissatisfactory, majestic, decent, homeric, beneficent, lavish, applaudable, epic, bad, fine, magnanimous, ample, kind, substandard, passable, considerable, solemn, tolerable, attentive, benignant, gentle, commendable, nice, abundant, unstinting, blue-blooded, exuberant, excessive, free, disinterested, wide, exalted, direful, extravagant, deficient, meritorious, hallowed, shocking, revered, conscionable, adequate, replete, steep, fairish, SUBPAR., respectable, greathearted, creditable, crummy, right, liberal, Magnific, unsatisfactory, awful, tender, strange, enough, true, sympathetic, uplifted, royal, teeming, extreme, splendid, admirable, gigantic, right-minded, estimable, affluent, bounteous, portentous, uncommon, ill, regal, wanting, WACK, kinglike, idiosyncratic, Unthrifty, unique, eminent, capacious, freehanded, genteel, spacious, good, wrong, huge, empathetic, immense, broad, noble, appalling, proud, imposing, big, kingly, aristocratic, honest, softhearted, peculiar, understanding, luxuriant, reverend, large, conscientious, alarming, scrupulous, straight, satisfactory, unselfish, bountiful, thriftless, stately, copious, grand, overflowing, freehearted, frightful, chivalrous, vast, private, plentiful, bush-league, principled, bighearted, venerable, unacceptable, colossal, paltry, acceptable, baronial, charitable, monumental, extensive, warmhearted, plenteous, high, patrician, commiserative, august, openhanded, unnatural, princely, profligate, sublime, off, bush, spendthrift, moral, squandering, rare, munificent, terrific, profuse, imperial, lousy, ethical, magnificent, rich, righteous, stand up, tenderhearted, kindhearted, generous, just, virtuous, solicitous, open, tall, inferior, unskilled, glorious, honorable, serviceable, humane, enormous, prodigal, venerated, thoughtful, terrible, benevolent, individual, natural, wellborn, O.K., lame, gallant, dreadful, all-right, fearful, empathic, silk stocking, exceptional, upper class, horrible, fulsome, punk, long, lofty, considerate, kindly, lordly, special, unusual, dire, suboptimal, abnormal, sour, grandiose, full, massive, bulky, compassionate, poor, great, elevated, towering, unsparing, wasteful, laudable, sacred, distinctive, praiseworthy, good-hearted, abounding, wretched.

Quotes of mean

  1. To me being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues it means taking pleasure in them – Jacob Bronowski
  2. I mean I'm a conservative I believe that you know if you borrow too much you just build up debts for your children to pay off You put pressure on interest rates You put at risk your economy That's the case in Britain We're not a reserve currency so we need to get on and deal with this issue – David Cameron
  3. Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  4. Sir I am a republican and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of its members and which I hope is in their hearts as I know and feel it is in mine and mean it shall be in my conduct – Caleb Cushing
  5. The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings – Millicent Fawcett
  6. In science "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms – Stephen Jay Gould
  7. I mean I could just go round and use session musicians for every song but I don't find that helps when it comes to setting up a band for live Derrick has been with me for donkey's years – Jay Kay
  8. No matter how dull or how mean or how wise a man is he feels that happiness is his indisputable right – Helen Keller
  9. I would do anything for a part nearly anything Being in movies doesn't mean being pretty – Diane Kruger
  10. Well we played with Soul Coughing once for like two days that was pretty cool I mean they were all good you can pull a great experience from everything – Mike Lowry
  11. I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up To all you single guys out there it's not how you start the date it's how you finish it sir A lot of people can you know start the date with flowers and candy but if you don't finish the date you know what I mean – Shaquille O'Neal
  12. Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy magic and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets – Sara Paretsky
  13. There are people much less fortunate than us and I don't mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either – Della Reese
  14. There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's sake if we take the phrase seriously and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago – Allen Tate
  15. If you have a guy like Jermaine it's a pain in the neck When we were on the road together in Europe Jesus I had to kick the girls off of him I mean they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats – Pia Zadora

Usage examples for mean

  1. “ That's what you mean – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. What should it mean mother – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. You know who I mean of course – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  4. But that is what I mean – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  5. What can she mean to tell me – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  6. What do you mean to do with me – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  7. “ I don't like him if you mean that – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  8. “ I don't know what you mean said Pauline – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  9. “ I did not mean to be – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  10. That is what you mean is it not – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. You don't mean to say that you never heard of Mrs Heney ” – Adventures In Friendship by David Grayson
  12. But Mr Ashley did you mean what you said – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. What could you mean – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  14. And what does he mean by that – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. Who what do you mean – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  16. What do you mean Pauline – Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
  17. What man do you mean – The Boys of Bellwood School by Frank V. Webster
  18. “ I mean it she said – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  19. Certainly I mean that – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. What could all this mean – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English

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