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  1. To have thought or meaning; to be disposed. See Man and Mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do ? Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To have in the mind or intention; to purpose; as, I mean to go; signify; as, the French word poilu means hairy; denote; as, the word poilu meant a French soldier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To have in the mind or thoughts: to intend: to signify. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To intend, signify. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To aim at; purpose; signify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To have a purpose or intention. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To have an intention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To have in the mind: to have meaning:-pr.p. meaning; pa.t. and pa.p. meant (ment). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To have in the mind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To be minded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To have in the mind or in view; to signify; to intend, purpose, or design. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To intend, purpose, or design; to signify. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Meanest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Instrumentality; income, revenue, or estate. By all means, without fail. By no means, not at all. Meantime, in the intervening time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Instrumentality (often with singular construction; as, this is a means); also, property; wealth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That through which, or by the help of which, an end is attained; something tending to an object desired; intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or coagent; instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Hence: Resources; property, revenue, or the like, considered as the condition of easy livelihood, or an instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose; disposable force or substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Meantime; meanwhile. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A mediator; a go-between. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The middle point, quantity, value, or degree: average; moderation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. MEANNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. The middle point, quantity, value, or degree: instrument:-pl. income: estate: instrument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A middle point, quantity, value, or degree; instrument. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. The middle state or quantity between two extremes; hence, moderation; medium. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The middle point, rate or degree; medium; mediocrity; intervening time; the medium, instrument or agent through which something is done; a quantity having an intermediate value between several others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. The middle point or place; in math., a quantity having an intermediate value between several others; the average of resultant value; the middle rate or degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. Meaner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Meanly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. (slang) excellent; "famous for a mean backhand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. 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!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. 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
  47. excellent; "famous for a mean backhand" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Intermediate in excellence of any kind. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Average; having an intermediate value between two extremes, or between the several successive values of a variable quantity during one cycle of variation; as, mean distance; mean motion; mean solar day. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A quantity having an intermediate value between several others, from which it is derived, and of which it expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number, which is called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the square root of the product of the quantities. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Wanting in dignity or honor; vulgar; ordinary; inferior; without importance; humble; stingy; middle; average; not too much or too little. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Low in rank or birth: base: sordid: low in worth or estimation: poor: humble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. Middle: coming between: moderate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. Middle; average; low; humble; base; sordid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. Low; lowly; inferior; poor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. Ignoble; base; petty; contemptible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Intermediate; medium; average. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Low in rank or birth; base; sordid; of little value; low in esteem; contemptible; poor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. Middle; moderate; intervening. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. Low-minded; base; wanting in dignity or honour; low in rank or birth; poor; pitiful; stingy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  62. At an equal distance from the extremes; moderate; without excess; intermediate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  63. Meant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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