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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean, mean valueadjective

    an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

    Synonyms:
    mean value

    Antonyms:
    generous, unnatural, estimable, rich, nice, abnormal, noble, unskilled

  2. average, mean(a)adjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unnatural, unskilled, rich, generous, abnormal, nice, noble, estimable

  3. hateful, meanadjective

    characterized by malice

    "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

    Synonyms:
    bastardly, miserly, mean(a), base, beggarly, mingy, meanspirited, tight, hateful, average

    Antonyms:
    unnatural, nice, abnormal, rich, noble, generous, estimable, unskilled

  4. base, mean, meanspiritedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hateful, tight, mingy, basal, ungenerous, mean(a), humble, base, lowly, average, baseborn, meanspirited, bastardly, beggarly, immoral, miserly

    Antonyms:
    unskilled, generous, rich, estimable, noble, nice, unnatural, abnormal

  5. meanadjective

    excellent

    "famous for a mean backhand"

    Synonyms:
    bastardly, tight, mean(a), base, beggarly, mingy, miserly, meanspirited, hateful, average

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, estimable, noble, rich, unnatural, unskilled, generous, nice

  6. beggarly, meanadjective

    marked by poverty befitting a beggar

    "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"

    Synonyms:
    bastardly, miserly, mean(a), base, beggarly, mingy, meanspirited, tight, hateful, average

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, rich, unnatural, nice, noble, generous, estimable, unskilled

  7. mean, mingy, miserly, tightadjective

    (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

    "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"

    Synonyms:
    close, pissed, blind drunk, base, mean(a), besotted, slopped, rigorous, mingy, blotto, average, squiffy, pixilated, hateful, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, tight, soused, compressed, meanspirited, sozzled, taut, nasty, plastered, miserly, stiff, stringent, pie-eyed, bastardly, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, beggarly

    Antonyms:
    generous, unnatural, noble, abnormal, estimable, rich, nice, unskilled

  8. beggarly, meanadjective

    (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

    Synonyms:
    bastardly, miserly, mean(a), base, beggarly, mingy, meanspirited, tight, hateful, average

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, rich, noble, generous, nice, unskilled, unnatural, estimable

  9. bastardly, meanverb

    of no value or worth

    "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"

    Synonyms:
    bastardly, misbegot, mean(a), misbegotten, hateful, miserly, spurious, beggarly, base, mingy, meanspirited, tight, average

    Antonyms:
    generous, noble, abnormal, rich, nice, unnatural, estimable, unskilled

  10. mean, intendverb

    mean or intend to express or convey

    "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

    Synonyms:
    intend, stand for, designate, entail, specify, have in mind, destine, signify, think, imply, think of

    Antonyms:
    estimable, unnatural, abnormal, unskilled, generous, noble, rich, nice

  11. entail, imply, meanverb

    have as a logical consequence

    "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

    Synonyms:
    intend, incriminate, involve, implicate, inculpate, entail, have in mind, connote, stand for, signify, fee-tail, think, imply, think of

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, estimable, unnatural, unskilled, rich, noble, nice, generous

  12. mean, intend, signify, stand forverb

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

    Synonyms:
    entail, signify, typify, hold still for, represent, destine, stand for, imply, symbolise, specify, have in mind, designate, think, correspond, think of, symbolize, intend

    Antonyms:
    unnatural, noble, generous, unskilled, abnormal, rich, nice, estimable

  13. intend, mean, thinkverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    entail, call back, signify, guess, recollect, imagine, consider, retrieve, call up, destine, reckon, suppose, stand for, imply, cogitate, specify, conceive, designate, think, cerebrate, recall, remember, think of, opine, have in mind, intend, believe

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, nice, generous, unnatural, estimable, noble, rich, unskilled

  14. meanverb

    have a specified degree of importance

    "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"

    Synonyms:
    intend, stand for, entail, have in mind, signify, think, imply, think of

    Antonyms:
    generous, unskilled, noble, estimable, rich, unnatural, nice, abnormal

  15. think of, have in mind, meanverb

    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!"

    Synonyms:
    entail, signify, think up, dream up, entertain, think about, repute, esteem, hatch, stand for, remember, concoct, have in mind, regard as, flirt with, look on, toy with, imply, look upon, think of, take to be, intend, think

    Antonyms:
    nice, rich, abnormal, generous, noble, unnatural, unskilled, estimable

  16. meanverb

    destine or designate for a certain purpose

    "These flowers were meant for you"

    Synonyms:
    intend, stand for, entail, have in mind, signify, think, imply, think of

    Antonyms:
    abnormal, unnatural, unskilled, rich, generous, nice, estimable, noble

Editors Contribution

  1. cuvitch

    someone who does not share

    don’t be such a cuvitch

    Submitted by anonymous on December 28, 2020  
  2. macabre

    not so nice.

    "why are you so mean mother ginger!"

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  
  3. thin lipped

    the thin lipped person is often portrayed in literature as a mean minded person

    Submitted by annpaterson on January 1, 2020  
  4. trundling

    to be a savage or loud

    he was trundling through the depths of the mud

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  
  5. underbred

    bad mannered, rude.

    the dog was weak and underbred.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 29, 2020  

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How to use mean in a sentence?

  1. Mike Catchpole:

    Even low proportions mean that many thousands of patients across the EU have limited treatment options for severe infections.

  2. Wilton Gregory:

    He has his finger on a number of important events and circumstances throughout the globe, he's got our own issues of racial harmony on his radar. I mean, he is the pastor of the world, and so he's got to know what's going on in the world, and he got it. I think his speech is an indication that he knows what's going on in our nation.

  3. Anthony Field:

    Parents have told us their child is worried that if no one can come to their party, 'Does it mean (I) still turn 4?'.

  4. Clint Eastwood:

    And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something, he's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody - the press and everybody's going,' Oh, well, that's racist,' and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.

  5. Regan Harris:

    It was just mind blowing, i mean, you kind of couldn't really believe your eyes when you were looking at it in front of you. But yeah, incredible.


Translations for mean

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  • خسيس, لئيم, عنى, تعنيArabic
  • significar, voler dir, pretendre, mitjana, migCatalan, Valencian
  • znamenat, plánovat, chtít, aritmetický průměr, prostředekCzech
  • betyde, mene, middelDanish
  • mittelmäßig, gemein, böse, bedeuten, beabsichtigen, meinen, Mittel, Mittel-German
  • άγριος, άθλιος, κακός, μέσος όρος, μέσοςGreek
  • kruela, malafabla, malbonkvalita, voli diri, signifi, intenci, rimedo, mezaEsperanto
  • malo, malvado, tacaño, desconsiderado, inferior, formidable, mezquino, cruel, producir, decir en serio, pretender, significar, querer decir, proponer, resultar, intentar, medio, media, recurso, reclamar, apiadarse, compadecerse, lamentarse, significaráSpanish
  • anker, gaiztoBasque
  • میانهPersian
  • ilkeä, tarkoittaa, tietää, merkitä, aikoa, väline, keskiarvo, tapa, keino, keski-Finnish
  • cruel, inférieur, méchant, inférieure, signifier, vouloir dire, avoir l'intention, moyenne, moyenFrench
  • ciallaich, meadhan, cuibheas, cuibheasachdScottish Gaelic
  • התכוון, אמצעיHebrew
  • jelentHungarian
  • միջինArmenian
  • significar, ressource, media, medio, medieInterlingua
  • rata-rataIndonesian
  • meina, ætla, þýða, meðaltal, hreint meðaltal, innliður, milliliður, venjulegt meðaltalIcelandic
  • inferiore, eccellente, violento, formidabile, insignificante, meschino, favoloso, ignobile, maligno, potente, taccagno, avaro, gretto, malevolo, fantastico, furioso, sgarbato, mediocre, spilorcio, cattivo, voler dire, intendere, avere l'intenzione, significare, volere, portare, mezzo, media, medioItalian
  • 卑劣, 悪い, 腹黒い, 汚い, 劣る, 卑しい, 意地悪, 厄介, するつもり, 意味, 意図, 平均値, 平均, 平均的Japanese
  • 의미하다Korean
  • ناهه‌موارKurdish
  • volo, significo, indicō, habeo in animoLatin
  • reikštiLithuanian
  • nekrietns, zemisksLatvian
  • minMalay
  • gemeen, boosaardig, minderwaardig, bedoelen, betekenen, willen, menen, willen zeggen, van plan zijn, middel, gemiddelde, gemiddeldDutch
  • betyNorwegian
  • chcieć, znaczyćPolish
  • inferior, maldoso, formidável, terrível, excelente, ruim, mesquinho, tacanho, cruel, avarento, mau, ótimo, tencionar, falar sério, representar, significar, querer dizer, indicar, querer, pretender, média, alto, passo, recurso, meio, lamentar, compadecer-se, apiedar-se, médio, mediano, reclamarPortuguese
  • a vrea să spună, indica, gândi, vrea, a semnifica, avea intenția, am convingerea, însemna, mediu, medie, mijlocRomanian
  • зло́бный, злой, по́длый, означа́ть, думать, име́ть в виду́, зна́чить, намерева́ться, собира́ться, сре́днее, сре́дство, сре́днийRussian
  • elak, usel, gemen, innebära, mena, betyda, syfta på, tänka, genomsnitt, medelvärde, genomsnittlig, medel-Swedish
  • viomboSwahili
  • నాణ్యత లేని, కారణమగుట, భయంకరమైన, దురుసు, కష్ట సాధ్యము, స్వార్ధము, శక్తివంతమైన, పాడుచేయు, అనుకోవడము, అనుకొనుట, ఫలితము, అర్ధం ఏమిటి, పధకము వేయు, పూర్తి అయిందిTelugu
  • หมายความ, ตั้งใจ, หมายถึงThai
  • cimri, yolTurkish
  • nghĩa làVietnamese
  • 意味著Chinese

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