Definitions for meanmin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to have in mind as one's purpose or intention; intend.
to intend for a particular destiny:
They were meant for each other.
to intend to express or indicate:
What do you mean by “perfect”?
to have as its sense or signification; signify.
to bring, cause, or produce as a result:
Prosperity means peace.
to have the value of:
Money means everything to them.
(v.i.)to have specified intentions:
We meant well.
Origin of mean:
bef. 900; ME menen, OE mǣnan, c. OFris mēna, OS mēnian, OHG meinen
a mean remark.
inferior in quality or character.
low in status:
a mean horse.
plays a mean game of tennis.
Origin of mean:
bef. 900; var. of imene, OE gemǣne common, inferior, c. OFris mēne, OHG gimeini, Go gamains; cf. common
Usu., means. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) an agency, instrument, or method used to attain an end.
means, available resources, esp. money. considerable financial resources:
a person of means.
something midway between two extremes.
a quantity having a value intermediate between the values of other quantities; an average, esp. the arithmetic mean. either the second or third term in a proportion of four terms.
the middle term in a syllogism.
(adj.)occupying a middle position or intermediate place.
Idioms for mean:
by all means, certainly.
by any means, in any way; at all.
by means of, by the agency of; through.
by no means, not at all.
Origin of mean:
1300–50; ME mene < AF, OF meen, var. of meien < L mediānus; see median
mean, mean value(adj)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
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"
characterized by malice
"a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
base, mean, meanspirited(adj)
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"
"famous for a mean backhand"
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
"a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"
mean, mingy, miserly, tight(adj)
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
"a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
"I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
mean or intend to express or convey
"You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
entail, imply, mean(verb)
have as a logical consequence
"The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)
denote or connote
"`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
intend, mean, think(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"
have a specified degree of importance
"My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
think of, have in mind, mean(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!"
destine or designate for a certain purpose
"These flowers were meant for you"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to have a particular meaning
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to intend sth you say or write to have a particular meaning
What do you think the author means in the last sentence?; I didn't mean to suggest you lied.
to intend sth you do to have a particular effect
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you.
to intend sth good even though your actions are not wanted
I know she can be annoying, but she means well.
to result in
If he took the job it'd mean that he'd be paid more.
to show sth exists or is true
If a blue line appears, it means you are pregnant.
used to add to or correct what you have just said
The answer is 56, I mean, 57.; This room is gross! I mean, would you sleep here?
intended or suitable for a purpose
a publication that is meant for teachers
You weren't meant to read that letter.
unkind or cruel
It was really mean of her not to invite Kelly.; Why are you so mean to me?
He makes a mean omelet.
being the average
the mean temperature
unwilling to spend money
a mean old man
(of sth you do) impressive because it was not easy
To be the best in the city was no mean feat.
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 square root of the product of the quantities
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
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
a part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part
a mediator; a go-between
Translations for mean
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a statistic) having the middle position between two points, quantities etc
the mean value on a graph.
- намиращ се по средатаBulgarian
- médioPortuguese (BR)
- mezquino, tacañoSpanish
- meðal-, meðaltals-Icelandic
- medio, intermedioItalian
- vidutinis, vidurinisLithuanian
- 中間的Chinese (Trad.)
- دو مقداروں یا مقاموں کے ما بینUrdu
- ở giữaVietnamese
- 中间的Chinese (Simp.)
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