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mean

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being about midway between extremes of amount or size

  • for the state of Florida, what is the mean number of sunny days per month?
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mean, ignoble, abject, sordid mean being below the normal standards of human decency and dignity. mean suggests small-mindedness, ill temper, or cupidity.
    • mean and petty satire
ignoble suggests a loss or lack of some essential high quality of mind or spirit.
    • an ignoble scramble after material possessions
abject may imply degradation, debasement, or servility.
    • abject poverty
sordid is stronger than all of these in stressing physical or spiritual degradation and abjectness.
    • a sordid story of murder and revenge

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mean

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1 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank

  • Alexander Hamilton seems to have had feelings of inferiority because of his mean origins
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6 of the very best kind

  • Iʼm a mean dancer, so you could do worse than go to the prom with me
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out of this world, too much

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mean, ignoble, abject, sordid mean being below the normal standards of human decency and dignity. mean suggests small-mindedness, ill temper, or cupidity.
    • mean and petty satire
ignoble suggests a loss or lack of some essential high quality of mind or spirit.
    • an ignoble scramble after material possessions
abject may imply degradation, debasement, or servility.
    • abject poverty
sordid is stronger than all of these in stressing physical or spiritual degradation and abjectness.
    • a sordid story of murder and revenge

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mean

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1 a middle point between extremes

  • that candidate's moderate views were seen as the mean that voters were looking for
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middle of the road

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mean

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1 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind

  • the national anthem means various things to various people
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2 to be of importance

  • your presence at my graduation would mean a lot to me
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carry weight, cut ice

3 to have in mind as a purpose or goal

  • I mean to win this race
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aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], intend, look, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose

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figure on

4 to serve as a sign or symptom of

  • these colder nights mean autumn has truly arrived
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