Synonyms for (noun) mean

Synonyms: mean, mean value

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

Similar words: norm, average

Definition: a statistic describing the location of a distribution

Usage: it set the norm for American homes

Synonyms for (verb) mean

Synonyms: mean

Definition: destine or designate for a certain purpose

Usage: These flowers were meant for you

Similar words: intend, designate, destine, specify

Definition: design or destine

Usage: She was intended to become the director


Synonyms: have in mind, think of, mean

Definition: intend to refer to

Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!

Similar words: associate, colligate, link, link up, tie in, connect, relate

Definition: make a logical or causal connection

Usage: I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind; colligate these facts; I cannot relate these events at all


Synonyms: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

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

Similar words: convey

Definition: make known; pass on, of information

Usage: She conveyed the message to me


Synonyms: mean, imply, entail

Definition: have as a logical consequence

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

Similar words: necessitate

Definition: cause to be a concomitant

Synonyms for (adjective) mean

Synonyms: bastardly, mean

Definition: of no value or worth

Usage: I was caught in the bastardly traffic

Similar words: contemptible

Definition: deserving of contempt or scorn


Synonyms: beggarly, mean

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

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds


Synonyms: mingy, miserly, mean, tight

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

Usage: a mean person; he left a miserly tip

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds


Synonyms: hateful, mean

Definition: characterized by malice

Usage: a hateful thing to do; in a mean mood

Similar words: nasty, awful

Definition: offensive or even (of persons) malicious

Usage: in a nasty mood; a nasty accident; a nasty shock; a nasty smell; a nasty trick to pull; Will he say nasty things at my funeral?- Ezra Pound


Synonyms: base, mean, meanspirited

Definition: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

Usage: 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

Similar words: ignoble

Definition: completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

Usage: something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude; I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Synonyms: mean, average

Definition: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

Usage: the average income in New England is below that of the nation; of average height for his age; the mean annual rainfall

Similar words: normal

Definition: conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

Usage: serve wine at normal room temperature; normal diplomatic relations; normal working hours; normal word order; normal curiosity; the normal course of events


Synonyms: mean, beggarly

Definition: marked by poverty befitting a beggar

Usage: a beggarly existence in the slums; a mean hut

Similar words: poor

Definition: characterized by or indicating poverty

Usage: the country had a poor economy; they lived in the poor section of town


Synonyms: mean

Definition: excellent

Usage: famous for a mean backhand

Similar words: skilled

Definition: having or showing or requiring special skill

Usage: only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team; a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience; a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow; a skilled trade