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meen

  • n  an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  • v  mean or intend to express or convey
    You never understand what I mean!
  • v  have as a logical consequence
    The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers
  • v  denote or connote
    `maison' means `house' in French
    An example sentence would show what this word means
  • v  have in mind as a purpose
    I mean no harm
    I only meant to help you
  • v  have a specified degree of importance
    My ex-husband means nothing to me
    Happiness means everything
  • v  intend to refer to
    Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!
  • v  destine or designate for a certain purpose
    These flowers were meant for you
  • s  approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
    the mean annual rainfall
  • s  characterized by malice
    in a mean mood
  • s  having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
    taking a mean advantage
    chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
    something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
  • s  excellent
    famous for a mean backhand
  • s  marked by poverty befitting a beggar
    a mean hut
  • s  (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    a mean person
  • s  (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  • s  of no value or worth

  • But what does it mean, exactly, to be a man these days? Once upon a Darwinian time, a man was the one spearing the woolly mammoth.
  • The same as it has always meant.
  • What does God mean to you? Paul Casey, Dublin, Ireland When I race, I don't think about it, it just happens.
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  • Stan Van Gundy in NBA.com
    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...
  • Barack Obama in Daily Caller
    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."
  • Elizardo Sanchez in Independent
    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."

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