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mean    音標拼音: [m'in]
v. 意思是,意味著,有重大意義;預定,打算,準備,意欲
a. 中間的,中庸的,平均的

意思是,意味著,有重大意義;預定,打算,准備,意欲中間的,中庸的,平均的

mean
平均值;意義;平均 M

mean
平均

mean
adj 1: 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" [synonym: {average}, {mean(a)}]
2: characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean
mood" [synonym: {hateful}, {mean}]
3: 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" [synonym:
{base}, {mean}, {meanspirited}]
4: excellent; "famous for a mean backhand"
5: marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence
in the slums"; "a mean hut" [synonym: {beggarly}, {mean}]
6: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative
of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly
tip" [synonym: {mean}, {mingy}, {miserly}, {tight}]
7: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve
contempt [synonym: {beggarly}, {mean}]
8: of no value or worth; "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
[synonym: {bastardly}, {mean}]
n 1: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of
the numbers and dividing by some function of n [synonym:
{mean}, {mean value}]
v 1: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand
what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" [synonym: {mean},
{intend}]
2: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that
we have to stop taking long showers" [synonym: {entail}, {imply},
{mean}]
3: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
example sentence would show what this word means" [synonym:
{mean}, {intend}, {signify}, {stand for}]
4: 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" [synonym: {intend}, {mean}, {think}]
5: have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means
nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
6: 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!" [synonym: {think of}, {have in mind}, {mean}]
7: destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers
were meant for you"

Mean \Mean\, v. i.
To have a purpose or intention. [Rare, except in the phrase
to mean well, or ill.] --Shak.
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Mean \Mean\ (m[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Meaner} (m[=e]n"[~e]r);
superl. {Meanest}.] [OE. mene, AS. m[=ae]ne wicked; akin to
m[=a]n, a., wicked, n., wickedness, OS. m[=e]n wickedness,
OHG. mein, G. meineid perjury, Icel. mein harm, hurt, and
perh. to AS. gem[=ae]ne common, general, D. gemeen, G.
gemein, Goth. gam['a]ins, and L. communis. The AS. gem[=ae]ne
prob. influenced the meaning.]
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1. Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar;
humble. "Of mean parentage." --Sir P. Sidney.
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The mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth
himself. --Is. ii. 9.
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2. Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of
honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.
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Can you imagine I so mean could prove,
To save my life by changing of my love ? --Dryden.
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3. Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard;
contemptible; despicable.
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The Roman legions and great Caesar found
Our fathers no mean foes. --J. Philips.
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4. Of poor quality; as, mean fare.
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5. Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean
hospitality.
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Note: Mean is sometimes used in the formation of compounds,
the sense of which is obvious without explanation; as,
meanborn, mean-looking, etc.
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Syn: Base; ignoble; abject; beggarly; wretched; degraded;
degenerate; vulgar; vile; servile; menial; spiritless;
groveling; slavish; dishonorable; disgraceful; shameful;
despicable; contemptible; paltry; sordid. See {Base}.
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Mean \Mean\ (m[=e]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Meant} (m[e^]nt); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Meaning}.] [OE. menen, AS. m[=ae]nan to recite,
tell, intend, wish; akin to OS. m[=e]nian to have in mind,
mean, D. meenen, G. meinen, OHG. meinan, Icel. meina, Sw.
mena, Dan. mene, and to E. mind. [root]104. See {Mind}, and
cf. {Moan}.]
1. To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to
intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do?
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What mean ye by this service ? --Ex. xii. 26.
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Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto
good. --Gen. 1. 20.
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I am not a Spaniard
To say that it is yours and not to mean it.
--Longfellow.
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2. To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
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What mean these seven ewe lambs ? --Gen. xxi.
29.
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Go ye, and learn what that meaneth. --Matt. ix.
13.
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Mean \Mean\, n.
1. 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.
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But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is
temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
--Bacon.
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There is a mean in all things. --Dryden.
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The extremes we have mentioned, between which the
wellinstracted Christian holds the mean, are
correlatives. --I. Taylor.
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2. (Math.) 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
nth root of the product of the n quantities being
averaged.
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3. 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.
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Their virtuous conversation was a mean to work the
conversion of the heathen to Christ. --Hooker.
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You may be able, by this mean, to review your own
scientific acquirements. --Coleridge.
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Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a mean. --Sir
W. Hamilton.
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Note: In this sense the word is usually employed in the
plural form means, and often with a singular attribute
or predicate, as if a singular noun.
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By this means he had them more at vantage.
--Bacon.
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What other means is left unto us. --Shak.
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4. pl. 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.
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Your means are very slender, and your waste is
great. --Shak.
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5. (Mus.) A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between
the soprano and base; a middle part. [Obs.]
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The mean is drowned with your unruly base. --Shak.
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6. Meantime; meanwhile. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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7. A mediator; a go-between. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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He wooeth her by means and by brokage. --Chaucer.
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{By all means}, certainly; without fail; as, go, by all
means.

{By any means}, in any way; possibly; at all.
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If by any means I might attain to the resurrection
of the dead. --Phil. iii.
ll.
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{By no means}, or {By no manner of means}, not at all;
certainly not; not in any degree.
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The wine on this side of the lake is by no means so
good as that on the other. --Addison.
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Mean \Mean\, a. [OE. mene, OF. meiien, F. moyen, fr. L. medianus
that is in the middle, fr. medius; akin to E. mid. See
{Mid}.]
1. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway
between extremes.
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Being of middle age and a mean stature. --Sir. P.
Sidney.
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2. Intermediate in excellence of any kind.
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According to the fittest style of lofty, mean, or
lowly. --Milton.
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3. (Math.) 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.
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{Mean distance} (of a planet from the sun) (Astron.), the
average of the distances throughout one revolution of the
planet, equivalent to the semi-major axis of the orbit.

{Mean error} (Math. Phys.), the average error of a number of
observations found by taking the mean value of the
positive and negative errors without regard to sign.

{Mean-square error}, or {Error of the mean square} (Math.
Phys.), the error the square of which is the mean of the
squares of all the errors; -- called also, {mean square
deviation}, {mean error}.

{Mean line}. (Crystallog.) Same as {Bisectrix}.

{Mean noon}, noon as determined by mean time.

{Mean proportional} (between two numbers) (Math.), the square
root of their product.

{Mean sun}, a fictitious sun supposed to move uniformly in
the equator so as to be on the meridian each day at mean
noon.

{Mean time}, time as measured by an equable motion, as of a
perfect clock, or as reckoned on the supposition that all
the days of the year are of a mean or uniform length, in
contradistinction from apparent time, or that actually
indicated by the sun, and from sidereal time, or that
measured by the stars.
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