(v. t.) To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do ?
(v. t.) To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
(v. i.) To have a purpose or intention.
(superl.) Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble.
(superl.) Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.
(superl.) Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
(superl.) Of poor quality; as, mean fare.
(superl.) Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality.
(a.) Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes.
(a.) Intermediate in excellence of any kind.
(a.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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 square root of the product of the quantities.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part.
(n.) Meantime; meanwhile.
(n.) A mediator; a go-between.
(1) Thirty-two patients (10 male, 22 female; age 37-82 years) undergoing maintenance haemodialysis or haemofiltration were studied by means of Holter device capable of simultaneously analysing rhythm and ST-changes in three leads.
(2) Age difference did not affect the mean dose-effect response.
(3) Although the mean values for all hemodynamic variables between the two placebo periods were minimally changed, the differences in individual patients were striking.
(4) Propranolol resulted in a significantly lower mean hourly, mean 24 h and minimum heart rate.
(5) Which means Seattle can't give Jones room to make 13-yard catches as they just did.
(6) A group I subset (six animals), for which predominant cultivable microbiota was described, had a mean GI of 2.4.
(7) Then the esophagogastric variceal network was thrombosed by means of a catheter introduced during laparotomy, which created a portoazygos disconnection.
(8) The intrauterine mean active pressure (MAP) in the nulliparous group was 1.51 kPa (SD 0.45) in the first stage and 2.71 kPa (SD 0.77) in the second stage.
(9) In the group of high myopia (over 20 D), the mean correction was 13.4 D. In the group with refraction between 0 and 6 D, 88% of the eyes treated had attained a correction between -1 and +1 D 3 months postoperatively.
(10) That means deciding what job they’d like to have and outlining the steps they’ll need to take to achieve it.
(11) The difference in BP between a hospital casual reading and the mean 24 hour ambulatory reading was reduced only by atenolol.
(12) Until the 1960's there was great confusion, both within and between countries, on the meaning of diagnostic terms such as emphysema, asthma, and chronic brochitis.
(13) There were 12 males, 6 females, with mean age of 55.1 yrs (range 39-77 yrs).
(14) Measurement of urinary GGT levels represents a means by which proximal tubular disease in equidae could be diagnosed in its developmental stages.
(15) However, there was no statistically significant difference in mean areas under the LH and FSH curves in the GnRH-treated groups.
(16) Although lorazepam and haloperidol produced an equivalent mean decrease in aggression, significantly more subjects who received lorazepam had a greater decrease in aggression ratings than haloperidol recipients; this effect was independent of sedation.
(17) The mean and median values in the nondiabetic group are higher than in previously published reports.
(18) The way we are going to pay for that is by making the rules the same for people who go into care homes as for people who get care at their home, and by means-testing the winter fuel payment, which currently isn’t.” Hunt said the plan showed the Conservatives were capable of making difficult choices.
(19) Taken together these results are consistent with the view that primary CTL, as well as long term cloned CTL cell lines, exercise their cytolytic activity by means of perforin.
(20) Evidence is presented in support of the hypothesis that fresh bat guano serves as a means of pathogenic fungi dissemination in caves.
(superl.) Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous.
(superl.) Characterized by obcenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy.
(1) How does it stack up against the competition – and are there any nasties in the small print?
(2) Admirably, Clinton kept her cool throughout, particularly Trump when spoke over her to call her “such a nasty woman”.
(3) He wanted to stay on longer than the traditional retirement age but became involved in a nasty spat with the then-chairman, Peter Sutherland.
(4) It is the latest attack on the government from the Hungarian economist, whose previous criticism of David Cameron's "nasty" looking restrictions on benefits for foreigners led the angry prime minister to lodge a formal complaint.
(5) Protesters waved banners with slogans such as “Special relationship, just say no” and “Nasty women unite”.
(6) The examples I have quoted are the tip of a very large and very nasty iceberg.
(7) In short, it is alleged that under his rule Sri Lanka is becoming a nasty, authoritarian quasi-rogue banana republic.
(8) Patterson agrees that it’s all much more controlled now, but she also wonders whether at times the media can be too negative, doomy, and sometimes downright nasty.
(9) And I’m sorry, that will come before any internal party-political issue and I think I should be able to adopt that position without being attacked, without being subject to a nasty troll-form of politics.” On Tuesday the prime minister, David Cameron, promised to publish a comprehensive strategy on Syria in the form of a written response to a report by the foreign affairs select committee, which concluded that the government had failed to make the case for extending airstrikes.
(10) Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s leading centre of Islamic learning, called on Muslims to “ignore the nasty frivolity” of the latest edition.
(11) He was followed by Theresa May, who 13 years ago had warned that many voters thought the Conservatives were the “nasty party”, but who now pledged to clamp down on the rights of asylum seekers, and renewed her commitment to cut net migration to below 100,000 in terms so harsh that she was widely condemned even by her allies.
(12) I think it probably gave me a sense of self and self-protection that has been very useful, and I possibly have had less nasty moments than a lot of other women.
(13) Dr Rosemary Gillespie was the object of a “nasty, vindictive and sustained campaign of bullying” from her second day in the job at the UK’s biggest HIV charity, the tribunal heard.
(14) It had a “flat, nasty” ring to it, she says, which she has since “analysed like a Rubik’s cube; I have turned it every which way.
(15) Updated at 2.10pm BST 1.47pm BST Over to America, where the latest productivity figures confirm that the US economy took a nasty jolt over the winter, when bad weather gripped the country.
(16) It doesn't have to be bloody, it doesn't have to be nasty, but it does have to be fought."
(17) That was the one surprise in the budget – apart from the fine print of the nasties.
(18) Because the nastiness on our doorstep has piled too high for too long, and I just want to get out of the house.
(19) Southampton 3-0 Vitesse | Europa League third qualifying round match report Read more Even more damagingly for West Ham, they lost Enner Valencia to a potentially nasty knee injury in the first half after he caught his leg in the turf.
(20) They orginally had lofty ambitions of talking about the economy but since they have lost that argument so catastrophically, they have reached for the Ukip playbook to create fictitious stories to scare people about immigrants and release video nasties about Turkish people”.