[noun] an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n Synonyms: value
[verb] mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" Synonyms: intend
[verb] have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" Synonyms: entail, imply
[verb] denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" Synonyms: intend, signify, stand for
[verb] 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" Synonyms: intend, think
[verb] have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
[verb] 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!" Synonyms: think of, have in mind
[verb] destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: average
[adjective] characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood" Synonyms: hateful
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: base, spirited
[adjective] excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
[adjective] marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut" Synonyms: beggarly
[adjective] used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip" Synonyms: mingy, miserly, tight
[adjective] used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt Synonyms: beggarly