What is the pronunciation of mean?
English definition of “mean”
B1 [T] to have an important emotional effect on someone: It wasn't a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me. Possessions mean nothing to him.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
B2 unkind or unpleasant: Stop being so mean to me! She just said it to be mean.Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
› [before noun] informal very good: She's a mean piano player. She plays a mean piano (= she plays very well).Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
mean noun [S]
› specialized (also the arithmetic mean) mathematics the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts: The mean of 5, 4, 10, and 15 is 8.5. StatisticsAverages