HyperDic: mean

English > 16 senses of the word mean:
VERBcommunicationmean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
stativemean, entail, implyhave as a logical consequence
communicationmean, intend, signify, stand fordenote or connote
cognitionmean, intend, thinkhave in mind as a purpose
stativemeanhave a specified degree of importance
cognitionmean, think of, have in mindintend to refer to
cognitionmeandestine or designate for a certain purpose
ADJECTIVEallmean, averageapproximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
allmean, hatefulcharacterized by malice
allmean, base, meanspiritedhaving or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
allmeanexcellent
allmean, beggarlymarked by poverty befitting a beggar
allmean, mingy, miserly, tight(used of persons or behavior / behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity / generosity
allmean, beggarly(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt / contempt
allmean, bastardlyof no value or worth
NOUNcognitionmean, mean valuean average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'n
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningApproximating the statistical norm or average or expected value.
Example "the mean annual rainfall"
Synonymaverage
CategorystatisticsA branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
Broadernormalconforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm
Spanishmedia, medio
Catalanmitja
Nounsmeanan average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by malice.
Example "in a mean mood"
Synonymhateful
Broadernasty, awfulOffensive or even (of persons) malicious
Spanishodioso, repugnante
Nounsmeannessthe quality of being deliberately mean / mean
Adverbsmeanlyin a nasty ill-tempered manner
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality.
Examples
  • "taking a mean advantage"
  • "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
  • "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
Synonymsbase, meanspirited
BroaderignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
Spanishdesdeñable, despreciable, infame, innoble, miserable, ruin, vil
Catalandesdenyable, despreciable, innoble, menyspreable, miserable, vil
Nounsmeannessthe quality of being deliberately mean / mean
Adverbsmeanlyin a despicable, ignoble manner
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 4
Meaningexcellent.
Example"famous for a mean backhand"
BroaderskilledHaving or showing or requiring special skill
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishgenial
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 5
Meaningmarked by poverty befitting a beggar.
Example "a mean hut"
Synonymbeggarly
BroaderpoorCharacterized by or indicating poverty
Spanishhumilde, miserable
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(used of persons or behavior / behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity / generosity.
Example"a mean person"
Synonymsmingy, miserly, tight
Broaderstingy, ungenerousUnwilling to spend
Spanishmezquino, miserable, ruin
Catalangarrepa, mesquí, miserable, roí
Nounsmeannessthe quality of being deliberately mean / mean
meannessextreme / extreme stinginess
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt / contempt.
Synonymbeggarly
Broaderstingy, ungenerousUnwilling to spend
Spanishmiserable
Nounsmeannessextreme / extreme stinginess
Adverbsmeanlyin a miserly manner
meanlypoorly or in an inferior / inferior manner
English > mean: 16 senses > adjective 8
MeaningOf no value or worth.
Synonymbastardly
BroadercontemptibleDeserving of contempt / contempt or scorn
Spanishmalo
English > mean: 16 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n.
Synonymmean value
CategorystatisticsA branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
Narrowerarithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected valueThe sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
geometric meanThe mean of n numbers expressed as the n-th root of their product
harmonic meanThe mean of n numbers expressed as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of the numbers
Broaderaverage, normA statistic describing the location of a distribution
Spanishmedia
Catalanmedia, mitjana
Adjectivesmeanapproximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmean or intend to express or convey.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"You never understand what I mean!"
Synonymintend
Narroweraimdirect (a remark) toward an intended goal
drive, get, aimMove into a desired direction of discourse
signifyconvey or express a meaning / meaning
spell, importIndicate or signify
typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, representExpress indirectly by an image, form, or model
Broaderconveymake known
Spanishcomportar, decir, querer decir, querer, significar
Catalancomportar, significar, voler dir
Nounsmeaningthe idea that is intended
meaningthe message that is intended or expressed or signified
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningHave as a logical consequence.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
Synonymsentail, imply
BroadernecessitateCause to be a concomitant
Spanishacarrear, comportar, implicar, ocasionar, presuponer, suponer
Catalanencloure, implicar
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdenote or connote.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "'maison' means 'house' in French"
  • "An example sentence would show what this word means"
Synonymsintend, signify, stand for
Narrowerdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Similar tosignifyconvey or express a meaning / meaning
Spanishcomportar, denotar, significar, tratar de decir
Catalancomportar, significar
Nounsmeaningthe idea that is intended
meaningthe message that is intended or expressed or signified
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaninghave in mind as a purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey mean to move
Examples
  • "I mean no harm"
  • "I only meant to help you"
Synonymsintend, think
Narroweraim, purpose, purport, proposePropose or intend
designIntend or have as a purpose
plan, be afterHave the will and intention to carry out some action
Spanishcomportar, intentar, pensar, planear, pretender, proponerse, significar
Catalancomportar, pensar, proposar-se, tenir la intenció
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningHave a specified degree of importance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "My ex-husband means nothing to me"
  • "Happiness means everything"
Spanishrepresentar, significar
Catalanrepresentar, significar
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningIntend to refer to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
Synonymsthink of, have in mind
Narrowermention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refermake reference to
Broaderassociate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connectmake a logical or causal connection
Spanishpensar
English > mean: 16 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningdestine or designate for a certain purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"These flowers were meant for you"
Broaderintend, destine, designate, specifydesign or destine
Spanishdestinar
Catalandestinar

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