Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) mean, mean value (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)
- S: (v) mean, intend (mean or intend to express or convey) "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
- S: (v) entail, imply, mean (have as a logical consequence) "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
- S: (v) mean, intend, signify, stand for (denote or connote) "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
- S: (v) intend, mean, think (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"
- S: (v) mean (have a specified degree of importance) "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
- S: (v) think of, have in mind, mean (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!"
- S: (v) mean (destine or designate for a certain purpose) "These flowers were meant for you"
- S: (adj) average, mean (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"
- S: (adj) hateful, mean (characterized by malice) "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
- S: (adj) base, mean, meanspirited (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"
- S: (adj) mean (excellent) "famous for a mean backhand"
- S: (adj) beggarly, mean (marked by poverty befitting a beggar) "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"
- S: (adj) mean, mingy, miserly, tight ((used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity) "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
- S: (adj) beggarly, mean ((used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt)
- S: (adj) bastardly, mean (of no value or worth) "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"