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  1. amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "a plane with intermediate range"; "medium bombers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (statistics) 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (statistics) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. compute the average of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A tariff or duty on goods, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit; damage done by sea perils. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities; an arithmetical mean. Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the sum is 30, and the average 10. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Equal to the sum of all the different quantities of the same kind added together and divided by the number of them; of medium quality; midway between extremes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A result reached by adding several quantities of the same kind, and dividing by the number of quantities; a general statement based on a number of different cases; the general type. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To find the average of by arithmetic; to reduce to a mean. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. The mean value or quantity of a number of values or quantities. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Containing a mean value. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. To fix an average. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To exist in, or form, a mean quantity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A mean proportion; proportional distribution. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Containing a mean proportion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To fix, or be the average of; apportion on the average; take as an average. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Obtained by calculating the mean of several; medium; ordinary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The quotient of any sum divided by the number of its terms; the mean amount, quantity, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The ordinary degree or amount; general type. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Containing a mean proportion; ordinary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. The mean sum, quantity, or value, made out of unequal sums, quantities, or values, by adding these together and dividing by the number of them. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To find the mean of unequal sums or quantities; to reduce to a mean; to divide according to an average. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To form a mean sum or quantity. A general average, a contribution to a general loss, when, for the safety of a ship in distress, any destruction to the ship is incurred, all persons who have goods on board, or property in the ship, contribute to the loss according to their average, that is, the goods of each on board. Petty or accustomed averages, charges payable by the shippers of goods to the master of the ship, over and above the freight, for his care of the goods. Upon or on an average, taking the mean of unequal numbers or quantities. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. A mean proportion; the mean of any collection of sums, numbers, or quantities, found by dividing the totals by the number of the sums or quantities. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. Being in a condition common to many,-as a man of average height, an average crop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To make equal to others; to reduce to a level; to proportion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. And see Peters v. Warren Ins. Co., 19 Fed. Cas. 370. thelawdictionary.org
  49. A term used in commerce to signify a contribution made by the owners of the ship, freight and goods, on board, in proportion to their respective interests, towards any particular loss or expense sustained for the general safety of the ship and cargo; to the end that the particular loser may not be a greater sufferer than the owner of the ship and the other owners of goods on board. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 7; Code de Com. art. 397; 2 Hov. Supp. to Ves. jr. 407; Poth. Aver. art. Prel. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  50. Average is called general or gross average, because it falls generally upon the whole or gross amount of the ship, freight and cargo; and also to distinguish it from what is often though improperly termed particular average, but which in truth means a particular or partial, and not a general loss; or has no affinity to average properly so called. Besides these there are other small charges, called petty or accustomed averages; such as pilotage, towage, light-money, beaconage, anchorage, bridge toll, quarantine, river charges, signals, instructions, castle money, pier money, digging the ship out of the ice, and the like. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  51. A contribution upon general average can only be claimed in cases where, upon as much deliberate on and consultation between the captain and his officers as the occasion will admit of, it appears that the sacrifice at the time it was made, was absolutely and indispensably necessary for the preservation of the ship and cargo. To entitle the owner of the goods to an average contribution, the loss must evidently conduce to the preservation of the ship and the rest of the cargo; and it must appear that the ship and the rest of the cargo were in fact saved. Show. Ca. Parl. 20. See generally Code de Com. tit. 11 and 12; Park, Ins. c. 6; Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 7 4 Mass. 548; 6 Mass. 125; 8 Mass. 467; 1 Caines' R. 196; 4 Dall. 459; 2 Binn. 547 4 Binn. 513; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 237, in note; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 229 3 Johns. Cas. 178; 1 Caines' R. 43; 2 Caines' R. 263; Id. 274; 8 Johns. R . 237, 2d edit 9 Johns. R. 9; 11 Johns. R 315 1 Caines' R. 573; 7 Johns R. 412; Wesk. Ins. tit. Average; 2 Barn. & Crest. 811 1 Rob. Adlm. Rep. 293; 2 New Rep. 378 18 Ves. 187; Lex. Mer. Armer. ch. 9; Bac Abr. Merchant, F; Vin. Abr. Contribution and' Average; Stev. on Av.; Ben. on Av. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  52. av'[.e]r-[=a]j, n. the mean value or quantity of a number of values or quantities: any expense incurred beyond the freight, payable by the owner of the goods shipped, as in the phrase PETTY AVERAGE: any loss or damage to ship or cargo from unavoidable accidental causes--PARTICULAR AVERAGE. Again, GENERAL AVERAGE is the apportionment of loss caused by measures taken for the ship's safety, as cutting away the masts, throwing overboard cargo, accepting towage, or the like.--adj. containing a mean value: ordinary.--v.t. to fix an average.--v.i. to exist in, or form, a mean quantity. [Dr Murray says the word first appears about 1500 in connection with the maritime trade of the Mediterranean (Fr. avarie, Sp. averia, It. avaria); probably averia is a derivative of It. avere (O. Fr. aveir), goods, the original sense being a 'charge on property or goods.' The It. avere and O. Fr. aveir meant goods, substance, cattle--L. hab[=e]re, to have. The Old Eng. aver in the same sense is obsolete, but in Scotland aver still means an old horse.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. Generally prevailing rate, degree, amount; ordinary standard; medial estimate, as on an a.; apportionment of loss of ship, cargo, or freight, through unavoidable accident (particular a.) or through intentional damage to ship or sacrifice of cargo (general a.), among the owners or insurers. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Estimated by average; of the usual standard. Hence averagely adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. Estimate the average of (by dividing the aggregate of several quantities by the number of quantities); estimate the general standard of; amount on an average to; a. (work on an average) six hours a day. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. [L. L.] (Naut.) The contribution borne by the ship and cargo, or portions thereof, for anything done to ensure safety. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  57. [L. L.] The quotient obtained by dividing the sum of a set of numbers by the number of the numbers. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  58. n. [French] A contribution to a general loss; –a mean proportion; medial sum or quantity; –a duty payable to shipmasters. Cabinet Dictionary
  59. That duty or service which the tenant is to pay to the king; a medium, a mean proportion. Complete Dictionary

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