• Noun: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
• Verb: mean or intend to express or convey; examples: "You never understand what I mean!", "what do his words intend?"
• Verb: have as a logical consequence; example: "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
• Verb: denote or connote; examples: "`maison' means `house' in French", "An example sentence would show what this word means"
• Verb: have in mind as a purpose; examples: "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 a specified degree of importance; examples: "My ex-husband means nothing to me", "Happiness means everything"
• Verb: intend to refer to; examples: "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France", "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
• Verb: destine or designate for a certain purpose; example: "These flowers were meant for you"
• Adj: approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; examples: "the average income in New England is below that of the nation", "of average height for his age", "the mean annual rainfall"
• Adj: characterized by malice; examples: "a hateful thing to do", "in a mean mood"
• Adj: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; examples: "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burk", "taking a mean advantage", "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespear", "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
• Adj: excellent; example: "famous for a mean backhand"
• Adj: marked by poverty befitting a beggar; examples: "a beggarly existence in the slums", "a mean hut"
• Adj: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; examples: "a mean person", "he left a miserly tip"
• Adj: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
• Adj: of no value or worth; example: "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
Being "contented" ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
I mean, you know, I get a tremendous positive charge every day just from knowing these kids and who they are. I mean, Larry, my 12-year-old son is my hero in life. Could there be a greater privilege than that? I mean, I can't imagine anything that would be more exciting.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
I think some combined pressure could go a long way, could establish the fact that this legislation did pass and we mean business by it. We mean to have it enforced, we mean to have it become effective.
My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
Most people in America want an easy read. I call it McFiction - books which pass right through you without you even digesting them. I don't mean a book that has two-syllable words. I mean chapters you can read in a toilet break. Happy endings. We are more of a TV culture.
I had to think long and hard about what it would imply, what it would mean. Would it mean any alterations of one's lifestyle? Or, more than that, the way that people regarded you? The way they reacted to you if you had a Sir in front of your name?
I mean, everyone agrees with stress tests for banks. I mean that's clear. But banks should do that on their own. And they should worry about their own capital functioning. That's what they should do. It shouldn't be a government function.
I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.