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KK Pronunciation

〔 min 〕


〔 mi:n 〕

Overview of noun mean

The noun mean has 1 sense

  • mean, mean value -- (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)

Overview of verb mean

The verb mean has 7 senses

  • mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

  • entail, imply, mean -- (have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers")

  • mean, intend, signify, stand for -- (denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means")

  • intend, mean, think -- (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")

  • mean -- (have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything")

  • think of, have in mind, mean -- (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!")

  • mean -- (destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you")

Overview of adj mean

The adj mean has 8 senses

  • average, mean -- (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")

  • hateful, mean -- (characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood")

  • base, mean, meanspirited -- (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")

  • mean -- (excellent; "famous for a mean backhand")

  • beggarly, mean -- (marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut")

  • mean, mingy, miserly, tight -- ((used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip")

  • beggarly, mean -- ((used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt)

  • bastardly, mean -- (of no value or worth; "I was caught in the bastardly traffic")