1. [Noun]: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

2. marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"

3. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"

4. 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 vulga

5. excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"

6. used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt

7. characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

8. [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"

9. [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!"

10. [Verb]: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

11. [Verb]: have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"

12. [Verb]: destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"

13. [Verb]: denote or connote; "`maison'' means `house'' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

14. [Verb]: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

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