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Mean is an English word meaning "Vula" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below or sending a suggestion

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