Textual thesaurus for "mean"

(adj) bastardly

of no value or worth

I was caught in the bastardly traffic

(adj) beggarly

(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

(adj) mingy, miserly, tight

(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

a mean person; he left a miserly tip

(adj) hateful

characterized by malice

a hateful thing to do; in a mean mood

(adj) base, 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

(adj) average

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

(adj) beggarly

marked by poverty befitting a beggar

a beggarly existence in the slums; a mean hut

(noun) mean value

an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

(verb) intend, 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

(verb) have in mind, think of

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!

(verb) intend, signify, stand for

denote or connote

`maison' means `house' in French; An example sentence would show what this word means

(verb) intend

mean or intend to express or convey

You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?

(verb) imply, entail

have as a logical consequence

The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers