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Definition of Mean

  • To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do?
  • To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
  • To have a purpose or intention.
  • Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble.
  • Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.
  • Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
  • Of poor quality; as, mean fare.
  • Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality.
  • Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes.
  • Intermediate in excellence of any kind.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 nth root of the product of the n quantities being averaged.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  • have in mind as a purpose
  • destine or designate for a certain purpose
  • intend to refer to
  • denote or connote
  • mean or intend to express or convey
  • have as a logical consequence
  • have a specified degree of importance

How to use mean in a sentence. Mean pronunciation.

Let's show 'em what business means.
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It had, however, been the means of his premature retirement from England, for his chief at the Embassy had a preference for an Oriental entourage.
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She didn't know your name-Miss Hylda Maryon, I mean.
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How mean and small-hearted he had been, to have thought for an instant that she had not the highest courage, though in going she had done the discreeter, safer thing.
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If you mean well by monsieur, your knowledge and your riches should help him on his way.
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He has blotted it out-by the sword and other means.
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I had no love for money; it was but a means.
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Have I not trusted-did I not mean well by all?
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Thy plan was folly, thy hope madness, thy means to achieve horrible.
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Among other things, this means that no one owns a United States copyright on or for this work, so the Project (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without permission and without paying copyright royalties.
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The controversy, however, was by no means ended, and around 1704 it flared again in a resurgence of attacks upon the stage.
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Apparently the author hoped to arouse in religious persons a renewed zeal for closing the theaters, for the tract was distributed at the churches as a means of giving it wider circulation among the populace.
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If a Man talks to them of leaving the Plays, they wonder what he means, and are ready to take him for a Madman.
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The _Hand of God_ has been lifted up against us, we have seen the _Terrors of the Lord_, and felt the _Arrows of the Almighty_; and what can all this mean, but to awaken us to a due Sense of our _Danger_?
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In the mean time, it will be every one's Duty to run from a Place of such _Infection_, least they contribute to the spreading a _Disease_ which may, in time, prove _Fatal_ to the whole Nation.
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But seriously a Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter.
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I do not mean the oldest and driest mummies, of course, but the fresher ones.
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And moreover, he is a simon-pure, out-and-out, genuine d-d Mexican plug, and an uncommon mean one at that, too.
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It and several other letters from the same calm hand were the main means of converting me.
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By this means in a little time his Estate comes to be wasted, and his Friends come about him, and advise him to leave off these wicked Courses, which else will end in the Ruine both of Soul and Body: They tell him that he has a fair and vertous Wife of his own, by whom he has had several pretty Children, and therefore wonder how he can be so besotted with a filthy Whore.
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Examples of Mean

Example #1
Two million dollars went into that experiment, but Manana won.
Example #2
Let's teach 'em to do things to-day.
Example #3
He was called Foorgat Bey.
Example #4
In the latter place he had been one of the Turkish Embassy, and, having none of the outward characteristics of the Turk, and being in appearance more of a Spaniard than an Oriental, he had, by his gifts, his address and personal appearance, won the good-will of the Duchess of Middlesex, and had had that success all too flattering to the soul of a libertine.
Example #5
Her mother was an American.
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He handed over the unaddressed envelope.