Mean

18 Definitions of Mean

The meaning of the word mean, the definition of Mean:

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

n. - 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.

n. - A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part.

n. - Meantime; meanwhile.

n. - A mediator; a go-between.

a. - Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes.

a. - Intermediate in excellence of any kind.

a. - 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.

v. t. - To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do ?

v. t. - To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.

v. i. - To have a purpose or intention.

superl. - Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble.

superl. - Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.

superl. - Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.

superl. - Of poor quality; as, mean fare.

superl. - Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality.


The word "mean" uses 4 letters: A E M N

Direct anagrams of mean:

amen mane name nema

Words formed by adding one letter before or after mean, or to mean in any order:

d - admen amend maned menad named   e - enema   g - mange   i - amine anime minae   l - leman   r - namer ramen reman   s - amens manes manse means mensa names nemas   t - ament meant menta   v - maven   x - axmen   y - meany yamen  

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ae am an ane em en ma mae man me men na nae nam ne nm

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