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I feel I've made the transition from model to actress, but I'm not that secure about it. Lauren Hutton, Jennifer O'Neill - we all know that a few films don't mean all that much.
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Meaning of "mean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MEAN

Old English mænan; compare Old Saxon mēnian to intend, Dutch meenen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MEAN

mean  [miːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mean is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mean in English.

WHAT DOES MEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mean

In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context. In probability and statistics, mean and expected value are used synonymously to refer to one measure of the central tendency either of a probability distribution or of the random variable characterized by that distribution. In the case of a discrete probability distribution of a random variable X, the mean is equal to the sum over every possible value weighted by the probability of that value; that is, it is computed by taking the product of each possible value x of X and its probability P, and then adding all these products together, giving. An analogous formula applies to the case of a continuous probability distribution. Not every probability distribution has a defined mean; see the Cauchy distribution for an example. Moreover, for some distributions the mean is infinite: for example, when the probability of the value is for n = 1, 2, 3,....

Definition of mean in the English dictionary

The first definition of mean in the dictionary is to intend to convey or express. Other definition of mean is intend. Mean is also to say or do in all seriousness.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MEAN

PRESENT

Present
I mean
you mean
he/she/it means
we mean
you mean
they mean
Present continuous
I am meaning
you are meaning
he/she/it is meaning
we are meaning
you are meaning
they are meaning
Present perfect
I have meant
you have meant
he/she/it has meant
we have meant
you have meant
they have meant
Present perfect continuous
I have been meaning
you have been meaning
he/she/it has been meaning
we have been meaning
you have been meaning
they have been meaning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I meant
you meant
he/she/it meant
we meant
you meant
they meant
Past continuous
I was meaning
you were meaning
he/she/it was meaning
we were meaning
you were meaning
they were meaning
Past perfect
I had meant
you had meant
he/she/it had meant
we had meant
you had meant
they had meant
Past perfect continuous
I had been meaning
you had been meaning
he/she/it had been meaning
we had been meaning
you had been meaning
they had been meaning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mean
you will mean
he/she/it will mean
we will mean
you will mean
they will mean
Future continuous
I will be meaning
you will be meaning
he/she/it will be meaning
we will be meaning
you will be meaning
they will be meaning
Future perfect
I will have meant
you will have meant
he/she/it will have meant
we will have meant
you will have meant
they will have meant
Future perfect continuous
I will have been meaning
you will have been meaning
he/she/it will have been meaning
we will have been meaning
you will have been meaning
they will have been meaning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mean
you would mean
he/she/it would mean
we would mean
you would mean
they would mean
Conditional continuous
I would be meaning
you would be meaning
he/she/it would be meaning
we would be meaning
you would be meaning
they would be meaning
Conditional perfect
I would have mean
you would have mean
he/she/it would have mean
we would have mean
you would have mean
they would have mean
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been meaning
you would have been meaning
he/she/it would have been meaning
we would have been meaning
you would have been meaning
they would have been meaning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mean
we let´s mean
you mean
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mean
Past participle
meant
Present Participle
meaning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MEAN


bean
biːn
been
biːn
bene
biːn
between
bɪˈtwiːn
clean
kliːn
cuisine
kwɪˈziːn
dean
diːn
eine
iːn
green
ɡriːn
Halloween
ˌhæləʊˈiːn
jean
dʒiːn
machine
məˈʃiːn
magazine
ˌmæɡəˈziːn
marine
məˈriːn
nicotine
ˈnɪkəˌtiːn
queen
kwiːn
scene
siːn
screen
skriːn
seen
siːn
teen
tiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEAN

mealy-mouthedness
mean anomaly
mean business
mean deviation
mean deviation from the mean
mean deviation from the median
mean distance
mean free path
mean lethal dose
mean life
mean sea level
mean solar day
mean solar time
mean sun
mean time
mean-spirited
mean-spiritedness
mean-tone tuning
meander
meanderer

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEAN

Aegean
Boolean
Caribbean
cetacean
Chilean
dry-clean
European
Guinean
Indian Ocean
jelly bean
Korean
lean
Mediterranean
ocean
sean
South Korean
soybean
spring-clean
the Caribbean
Zimbabwean

Synonyms and antonyms of mean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MEAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mean» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mean
A1 · abject · ace · adumbrate · aim · aspire · augur · average · awesome · bad · bad-tempered · badass · balance · barrie · base · baseborn · beaut · beggarly · belting · betoken · bonzer · booshit · brilliant · bring about · callous · cantankerous · cause · churlish · close · common · connote · contemplate · contemptible · convey · deficient · degenerate · denote · design · desire · despicable · destine · disagreeable · disgraceful · dishonourable · down-at-heel · drive at · effect · engender · entail · excellent · exceptional · exo · expect · express · fabulous · fate · fine · first-class · first-rate · foreshadow · foretell · formidable · get at · give rise to · great · grungy · herald · hostile · humble · hungry · ignoble · ill-tempered · imply · indicate · inferior · insinuate · intend · intermediate · intimate · involve · limited · little · low · low-minded · low-rent · lowborn · lowly · magnificent · make · malicious · marvellous · masterly · matter · meagre · medial · median · medium · menial · mercenary · middle · middling · midpoint · mingy · miserable · miserly · modest · narrow-minded · nasty · near · neat · necessitate · niggardly · norm · normal · obscure · ordinary · outstanding · paltry · parsimonious · pearler · penny-pinching · penurious · petty · phat · plan · plebeian · poor · portend · predestine · preordain · presage · produce · proletarian · promise · propose · purport · purpose · rad · represent · restricted · rude · rundown · say · schmick · scruffy · scungy · scurvy · scuzzy · seedy · selfish · sensational · servile · set out · shabby · shameful · signify · sik · skilful · skimpy · slender · smashing · snoep · sordid · sour · sparse · spell out · squalid · stand for · standard · stingy · suggest · suit · super · superb · symbolize · tawdry · terrific · think · tight · tight-arsed · tremendous · undistinguished · unfriendly · ungenerous · unpleasant · vile · virtuoso · vulgar · want · wicked · wish · wonderful · wretched

Translation of «mean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEAN

Find out the translation of mean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吝啬的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mezquino
570 millions of speakers

English

mean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मतलब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَقِيرٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убогий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mesquinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méchant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Maksudnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geizig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

けちな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인색한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tegese
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bần tiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அர்த்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

याचा अर्थ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlamına gelmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meschino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skąpy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

злий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rău
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοχθηρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beteken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjerrig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mean

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEAN»

The term «mean» is very widely used and occupies the 1.824 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mean

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mean.
1
Abigail Adams
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
2
Maud Adams
I feel I've made the transition from model to actress, but I'm not that secure about it. Lauren Hutton, Jennifer O'Neill - we all know that a few films don't mean all that much.
3
Jim Allchin
I continue to see good growth in the mobile space; I expect to see PCs being the core driver in the home. And I mean that for entertainment along with the work-at-home space.
4
Al Alvarez
I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
5
Melissa Bank
Whenever people say they didn't like the main character of a book, they mean they didn't like the book. The main character has to be a friend? I don't get that.
6
Drew Barrymore
I mean, I come from a hippie mentality where I just think to know someone, you need to look into their eyes. Eyes are so important. Until they start melon-balling eyes out, I won't be able to get to know someone another way.
7
Jason Bateman
I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
8
Michael Baumgartner
My interest in foreign policy is above the average voter's interest. That doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it.
9
Jim Brown
If you truly believe something, and it's incorrect, that doesn't mean you don't have integrity.
10
Quentin Bryce
I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEAN»

Discover the use of mean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art of Making Zines and ...
Explores the diversity and creativity that can be captured in zines, handmade mini-comics or magazines, with helpful tips and practical suggestions for writing, producing, editing, and printing one.
Esther Watson, 2006
2
Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
Revered former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner analyses the heady side of metal in this exhaustive narrative history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture.
Jeff Wagner, 2010
3
Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays
Reissued with a new preface these famous essays cover a wide range of philosophical issues.
Stanley Cavell, 2002
4
Medusa the Mean
Seeking to become immortal like the other Goddess Girls, Medusa searches for a magical necklace, an effort that is compromised by her mean reputation, her snaky hair, and unexpected consequences.
Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams, 2012
5
Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in ...
Is big business on its way out?
Bennett Harrison, 1997
6
Coping with Infuriating, Mean, Critical People: The ...
A guide to understanding and dealing with overpowering, self-centered and arrogant people - those with destructive narcissistic patterns - who consistently make us feel fear, anger, shame, or guilt.
Nina W. Brown, 2006
7
Asperger's... What Does It Mean to Me?: A Workbook ...
Designed for children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, this workbook offers an approach for the child to learn more about himself.
Catherine Faherty, 2000
8
Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness
This field study features intensive personal interviews of more than four hundred young people who have left home and school and are living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver.
Bill McCarthy, 1998
9
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop
Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers.
Michael Eric Dyson, 2010
10
I Don't Mean to be Rude, But -
With the inside gossip on this year's Top Ten finalists and Simon's favourites to win, this is the only book for avid fans of the Pop Idol phenomenon. Do YOU have what it takes to be a star?
Simon Cowell, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mean is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Composite Applications Mean Next-Gen APM Must Bridge Dev And …
Applications used to be so simple, some self-contained code linked with a few system libraries that accessed local data: a distinct bundle where ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
For Adrian Peterson, flexibility might mean as much as security in …
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's entirely possible that Adrian Peterson's renegotiated deal will do what general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
A Strengthening El Nino Could Mean Wet Winter On The West Coast
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction ... «NPR, Jul 15»
4
Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?
First, what exactly does mindfulness mean in relation to the spiritual practices it emerged from (mostly Buddhism). Secondly, how much do ... «NPR, Jul 15»
5
35 wine tasting terms and what they actually mean
wine Getty Images/Renee McKayFlabby, jammy, and wooly are just a few wine tasting terms you can start using after you read this list. «Business Insider, Jul 15»
6
You mean, only some lives matter?
You mean, only some lives matter? Republican Party · Donald Trump · Martin O'Malley · John McCain · Clarence Page · Opinion · Commentary. «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Free ice cream giveaway will mean donation for Salvation Army
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Ten thousand scoops of ice cream in four hours will be given out for free Wednesday in downtown Omaha. «KMTV, Jul 15»
8
Léa Seydoux hints at Christoph Waltz's 'mean' new Bond villain in …
“He's mean. But he has a human side. I don't know if I can say touching, but you can have a real attachment to him. You have empathy (for him), ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
9
Market Fresh: Baby spuds mean Alaska's cornucopia is open
“This has to be one of the nicest summers I can remember,” writes Arthur Keyes of Glacier Valley Farms. Most of us will agree, but farmers have ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
10
What Does Microsoft's Mediocre Q4 Earnings Mean?
UBS Managing Director Brent Thill and Bloomberg's David Kirkpatrick discuss Microsoft's mediocre fourth quarter earnings with Emily Chang ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»

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