As a adjective mean is (obsolete) common; general or mean can be having the mean (see noun below ) as its value.

As a noun mean is .

## mean## English## Etymology 1From ( ## Verblabel) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one’s intention. label) To have intentions of a given kind. label) To convey (a given sense); to signify, or indicate (an object or idea). , page=5 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=( label) Of a word, symbol etc: to have reference to, to signify. *A term should be included if it’s likely that someone would run across it and want to know what it***means**.*‘. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is ”’attested”’ and ‘*idiomatic
label) To have conviction in (something said or expressed); to be sincere in (what one says). label) To result in; to bring about. , title= The Economist) , title= label) To be important (to). ## Synonyms* ( ## Etymology 2From ( ## Adjective( *a***mean**motive
*Can you imagine I so***mean**could prove, / To save my life by changing of my love?
*The Roman legions and great Caesar found / Our fathers no***mean**foes.
Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess) , chapter=20 ## Synonyms* ( informal)
## Derived terms* meandom ## Etymology 3From ( ## Adjective( see noun below ) as its value. *I have declared in the causes what harm costiveness hath done in procuring this disease; if it be so noxious, the opposite must needs be good, or***mean**at least, as indeed it is […].
*being of middle age and a***mean**stature
*according to the fittest style of lofty,***mean**, or lowly
## Derived terms* mean distance ## Noun( 1603 , John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays , II.5: *To say truth, it is a***meane**full of uncertainty and danger.
*You may be able, by this***mean**, to review your own scientific acquirements.
*Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a***mean**.
2011 , “Rival visions”, The Economist , 14 Apr 2011: *Mr Obama produced an only slightly less ambitious goal for deficit reduction than the House Republicans, albeit working from a more forgiving baseline: $4 trillion over 12 years compared to $4.4 trillion over 10 years. But the***means**by which he would achieve it are very different.
a.” (1845 ed.) 1563 , Thomas Harding, “To the Reader”, in ”The Works of John Jewel *Verily in this treatise this hath been mine only purpose; and the***mean**to bring the same to effect hath been such as whereby I studied to profit wholesomely, not to please delicately.
1606 , The Trials of Robert Winter, Thomas Winter, Guy Fawkes, John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, Rob. Keyes, Thomas Bates, and Sir Everard Digby, at Westminster, for High Treason, being Conspirators in the Gunpowder-Plot *That it was lawful and meritorious to kill and destroy the king, and all the said hereticks. — The***mean**to effect it, they concluded to be, that, 1. The king, the queen, the prince, the lords spiritual and temporal, the knights and burgoses of the parliament, should be blown up with powder. 2. That the whole royal issue male should be destroyed. S. That they would lake into their custody Elizabeth and Mary the king’s daughters, and proclaim the lady Elizabeth queen. 4. That they should feign a Proclamation in the name of Elizabeth, in which no mention should be made of alteration of religion, nor that they were parties to the treason, until they had raised power to perform the same; and then to proclaim, all grievances in the kingdom should be reformed.
a.” 1623 , *Apply desperate physic: / We must not now use balsamum, but fire, / The smarting cupping-glass, for that’s the***mean**/ To purge infected blood, such blood as hers.
1875 , William Smith and Samuel Cheetham, editors, A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities”, , volume 1, page 10, s.v. ”Accentus Ecclesiasticus , *It presents a sort of***mean**between speech and song, continually inclining towards the latter, never altogether leaving its hold on the former; it is speech, though always attuned speech, in passages of average interest and importance; it is song, though always distinct and articulate song, in passages demanding more fervid utterance.
1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 147: *Of these [rattles] they have Base, Tenor, Countertenor,***Meane**, and Treble.
1997 , Angus Deaton, The Analysis of Household Surveys: A Microeconometric Approach to Development Policy ,^{ ]} World Bank Publications, ISBN 9780801852541, [http://books.google.com/books?id=5Lp_p6bLD2IC&pg=PA51&dq=mean page 51: *Note that (1.41) is simply the probability-weighted***mean**without any explicit allowance for the stratification; each observation is weighted by its inflation factor and the total divided by the total of the inflation factors for the survey.
2002 , Clifford A. Pickover, The Mathematics of Oz: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge ,^{ } Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521016780, page 246: *Luckily, even though the arithmetic***mean**settle to precise values as the amount of data increases.*‘ is unusable, both the harmonic and geometric ‘*means
2003 , P. S. Bullen, Handbook of Means and Their Inequalities ,^{ } Springer, ISBN 978-1-4020-1522-9, page 251: *The generalized power***means**.*‘ include power ”’means”’, certain Gini ”’means”’, in particular the counter-harmonic ‘*means
2” and ”3” in ”1:2=3:6 . 1825 , John Farrar, translator, An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic by Silvestre François Lacroix, third edition, page 102, *…**if four numbers be in proportion, the product of the first and last, or of the two extremes, is equal to the product of the second and third, or of the two***means**
1999 , Dawn B. Sova, How to Solve Word Problems in Geometry , McGraw-Hill, ISBN 007134652X, page 85, *Using the***means**are 4 and 5.*‘-extremes property of proportions, you know that the product of the extremes equals the product of the ”’means”’. The ratio ”t”/4 = 5/2 can be rewritten as ”t”:4 = 5:2, in which the extremes are ”t” and 2, and the ‘*means
2007 , Carolyn C. Wheater, Homework Helpers: Geometry , Career Press, ISBN 1564147215, page 99, *In*frac{18}{27}=frac23, the product of the 2cdot27**means**is, and the product of the extremes is 18cdot3*. Both products are 54.*
## Hypernyms* ( ## Coordinate terms* ( ## See also* ( ## Derived terms* arithmetic mean ## Etymology 4From ( ## Verb1485 , Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur , Book XII: *Anone he***meaned**hym, and wolde have had hym home unto his ermytage.
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## meen## Not EnglishMeen has no English definition. It may be misspelled. |