mean(redirected from were meant to be)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
mean(Average), adjective central, grouping, medial, median, medium, mesial, middle, midmost, statistical average
mean(Base), adjective abject, brutal, contemptible, degrading, despicable, disgraceful, dishonorable, heinous, ignoble, ignominious, inappreciable, inconsiderate, intermediate, loathsome, low-grade, low-minded, Machiavellian, malevolent, mediocre, mercenary, miserly, nasty, niggardly, odious, paltry, penurious, perverse, questionable, servile, shady, shameful, spiteful, vicious, vile, villainous, wretched
meannoun average, balance, center, heart, mean proportion, median, mediocrity, medium, middle ground, middle state, normal, rule
meanverb affirm, allude to, bespeak, betoken, connote, convey, declare, denote, express, imply, indicate, intend, intimate, manifest, propose, represent, signify
See also: average, base, bespeak, brutal, connote, denote, heinous, ignoble, illiberal, inconsiderable, inferior, inimical, intend, loathsome, machiavellian, malevolent, mediocre, mediocrity, mesne, moderation, odious, paltry, parsimonious, penurious, perverse, petty, petulant, poor, portray, purport, represent, scandalous, scurrilous, servile, signify, slight, spiteful, vicious
MEAN. This word is sometimes used for mesne. (q.v.)