mean mean  /ˈmin/


  1. (v) mean or intend to express or convey
  2. (v) have as a logical consequence
  3. (v) denote or connote
  4. (v) have in mind as a purpose
  5. (v) have a specified degree of importance
  6. (v) intend to refer to
  7. (v) destine or designate for a certain purpose
  8. (adj) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
  9. (adj) characterized by malice
  10. (adj) having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
  11. (adj) excellent
  12. (adj) marked by poverty befitting a beggar
  13. (adj) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
  14. (adj) (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  15. (adj) of no value or worth
  16. (n) an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Derived Word(s)


  1. The same as it has always meant.
  2. I mean, I think that remains to be seen.
  3. What I remember of this car is that, in the summer, it was like being an ant under a mean kid's magnifying glass.


  1. Hands-free Doesn't Mean Distraction Free

    Hands-free does not mean distraction free, at least when it comes to using your cellphone while driving.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 15 Mobile

  2. NBA ‘Mean Tweets’ Edition From Jimmy Kimmel [Video]

    NBA players were asked to read mean tweets about themselves on the Sunday Jimmy Kimmel Live for a segment called, “Mean Tweets: NBA Edition.” I’ve posted the video down below if you need a good laugh. Most of you already know what this is. Some people can’t resist the urge to knock down the celebrities [...] NBA ‘Mean Tweets’ Edition From Jimmy Kimmel [Video] is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Buybacks Mean Better Times Ahead for These Stocks

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    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "It's gotten ridiculous," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday at the summer league in that city. "I mean it's almost like a parody of itself, this whole situation now. Come on, an hour long? It takes 15 seconds to...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source:

  2. "Her campaign puts out a memo saying, 'Well, she didn't mean that,'" Obama said to more laughter. "They said there was some 'confusion.' And I'm sure she meant 'slush fund' in the nicest possible way."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Daily Caller

  3. "These liberations will not mean a significant improvement in the terrible situation of human rights that exists in Cuba," he said. "It's opening the prisons a little, and not to everyone."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Elizardo Sanchez Source: Independent

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