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لديها 4 خطابات ( m e a n )         2 حروف العلة ( e a )         2 الحروف الساكنة ( m n )         كلمة على العكس من ذلك naem

التي في فئةENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: mēn, IPA(key): /miːn/ * Rhymes: -iːn * Homophone: mien

  • enPR: mēn, IPA(key): /miːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophone: mien

التي في فئةENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _menen_, from Old English _mǣnan_ (“to mean, signify, consider”), from Proto-Germanic _*mainijaną_ (“to mean, think”), from Proto-Indo-European _*mein-_ (“to think”). Cognate with West Frisian _miene_ (“to deem, think”), Dutch _menen_ (“to believe, think, mean”), German _meinen_ (“to think, mean, believe”). Related to _mind_ and German _Minne_ (“love”). VERB MEAN (_third-person singular simple present_ MEANS, _present participle_ MEANING, _simple past and past participle_ MEANT) * To intend. * (transitive) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one's intention. [from 8th c.] _I didn't MEAN to knock your tooth out._ _I mean to go to Baddeck this summer._ _I meant to take the car in for a smog check, but it slipped my mind._ * (intransitive) To have intentions of a given kind. [from 14th c.] _Don't be angry; she MEANT well._ * (transitive, usually in passive) To intend (something) for a given purpose or fate; to predestine. [from 16th c.] _Actually this desk was MEANT for the subeditor._ _Man was not MEANT to question such things._ * To convey meaning. * (transitive) To convey (a given sense); to signify, or indicate (an object or idea). [from 8th c.] _I'm afraid I don't understand what you MEAN._ _The sky is red this morning—does that MEAN we're in for a storm?_ * (transitive) Of a word, symbol etc: to have reference to, to signify. [from 8th c.] _What does this hieroglyph MEAN?_ * A term should be included if it's likely that someone would run across it and want to know what it MEANS. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is ATTESTED and IDIOMATIC. * (transitive) To have conviction in (something said or expressed); to be sincere in (what one says). [from 18th c.] _Does she really MEAN what she said to him last night?_ _Say what you mean and MEAN what you say._ * (transitive) To result in; to bring about. [from 19th c.] _One faltering step MEANS certain death._ * (transitive) To be important (to). [from 19th c.] _My home life MEANS a lot to me._ SYNONYMS * (_convey, signify, indicate_): convey, indicate, signify * (_want or intend to convey_): imply, mean to say * (_intend; plan on doing_): intend * (_have conviction in what one says_): be serious * (_have intentions of a some kind_): * (_result in; bring about_): bring about, cause, lead to, result in TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English menen, from Old English mǣnan (“to mean, signify, consider”), from Proto-Germanic *mainijaną (“to mean, think”), from Proto-Indo-European *mein- (“to think”). Cognate with West Frisian miene (“to deem, think”), Dutch menen (“to believe, think, mean”), German meinen (“to think, mean, believe”). Related to mind and German Minne (“love”).

Verb

mean (third-person singular simple present means, present participle meaning, simple past and past participle meant)

  1. To intend.
    1. (transitive) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one's intention. [from 8th c.]
      I didn't mean to knock your tooth out.
      I mean to go to Baddeck this summer.
      I meant to take the car in for a smog check, but it slipped my mind.
    2. (intransitive) To have intentions of a given kind. [from 14th c.]
      Don't be angry; she meant well.
    3. (transitive, usually in passive) To intend (something) for a given purpose or fate; to predestine. [from 16th c.]
      Actually this desk was meant for the subeditor.
      Man was not meant to question such things.
  2. To convey meaning.
    1. (transitive) To convey (a given sense); to signify, or indicate (an object or idea). [from 8th c.]
      I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean.
      The sky is red this morning—does that mean we're in for a storm?
    2. (transitive) Of a word, symbol etc: to have reference to, to signify. [from 8th c.]
      What does this hieroglyph mean?
  3. (transitive) To have conviction in (something said or expressed); to be sincere in (what one says). [from 18th c.]
    Does she really mean what she said to him last night?
    Say what you mean and mean what you say.
  4. (transitive) To result in; to bring about. [from 19th c.]
    One faltering step means certain death.
  5. (transitive) To be important (to). [from 19th c.]
    My home life means a lot to me.
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التي في فئةENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _mene_, _imene_, from Old English _mǣne_, _ġemǣne_ (“common, public, general, universal”), from Proto-Germanic _*gamainiz_ (“common”), from Proto-Indo-European _*mei-_ (“to change, exchange, share”). Cognate with West Frisian _mien_ (“general, universal”), Dutch _gemeen_ (“common, mean”), German _gemein_ (“common, mean, nasty”), Gothic _𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃_ (gamains, “common, unclean”), Latin _commūnis_ (“shared, common, general”) (Old Latin _comoinem_). ADJECTIVE MEAN (_comparative_ MEANER, _superlative_ MEANEST) * (obsolete) Common; general. * Of a common or low origin, grade, or quality; common; humble. _a man of MEAN parentage / a MEAN abode_ * Low in quality or degree; inferior; poor; shabby. _a MEAN appearance / MEAN dress_ * Without dignity of mind; destitute of honour; low-minded; spiritless; base. _a MEAN motive_ * Dryden Can you imagine I so MEAN could prove, / To save my life by changing of my love? * Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable. * J. Philips The Roman legions and great Caesar found / Our fathers no MEAN foes. * Niggardly; penurious; miserly; stingy. _He's so MEAN. I've never seen him spend so much as five pounds on presents for his children._ * Disobliging; pettily offensive or unaccommodating; small. * Selfish; acting without consideration of others; unkind. _It was MEAN to steal the girl's piggy bank, but he just had_ to get uptown and he had no cash of his own. * Causing or intending to cause intentional harm; bearing ill will towards another; cruel; malicious. _Watch out for her, she's MEAN. I said good morning to her, and she punched me in the nose._ * Powerful; fierce; harsh; damaging. _It must have been a MEAN typhoon that levelled this town._ * Accomplished with great skill; deft; hard to compete with. _Your mother can roll a MEAN cigarette._ _He hits a MEAN backhand._ * (informal, often childish) Difficult, tricky. _This problem is MEAN!_ SYNONYMS * (_causing or intending to cause intentional harm_): cruel, malicious, nasty, spiteful * (miserly; stingy): See also Wikisaurus:stingy * (_acting without consideration of others_): selfish, unkind, vile, ignoble * (_powerful_): damaging, fierce, harsh, strong * (_accomplished with great skill; deft; hard to compete with_): deft, skilful (_UK_), skillful (_US_), top-notch * (_inferior_): cheap, grotty (slang), inferior, low-quality, naff (_UK slang_), rough and ready, shoddy, tacky (informal) DERIVED TERMS * meandom * meanie * meanness * meany TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English mene, imene, from Old English mǣne, ġemǣne (“common, public, general, universal”), from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz (“common”), from Proto-Indo-European *mei- (“to change, exchange, share”). Cognate with West Frisian mien (“general, universal”), Dutch gemeen (“common, mean”), German gemein (“common, mean, nasty”), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (gamains, “common, unclean”), Latin commūnis (“shared, common, general”) (Old Latin comoinem).

Adjective

mean (comparative meaner, superlative meanest)

  1. (obsolete) Common; general.
  2. Of a common or low origin, grade, or quality; common; humble.
    a man of mean parentage / a mean abode
  3. Low in quality or degree; inferior; poor; shabby.
    a mean appearance / mean dress
  4. Without dignity of mind; destitute of honour; low-minded; spiritless; base.
    a mean motive
  5. Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
  6. Niggardly; penurious; miserly; stingy.
    He's so mean. I've never seen him spend so much as five pounds on presents for his children.
  7. Disobliging; pettily offensive or unaccommodating; small.
  8. Selfish; acting without consideration of others; unkind.
    It was mean to steal the girl's piggy bank, but he just had to get uptown and he had no cash of his own.
  9. Causing or intending to cause intentional harm; bearing ill will towards another; cruel; malicious.
    Watch out for her, she's mean. I said good morning to her, and she punched me in the nose.
  10. Powerful; fierce; harsh; damaging.
    It must have been a mean typhoon that levelled this town.
  11. Accomplished with great skill; deft; hard to compete with.
    Your mother can roll a mean cigarette.
    He hits a mean backhand.
  12. (informal, often childish) Difficult, tricky.
    This problem is mean!
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التي في فئةENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Middle English _meene_, from Old French _meien_ (French _moyen_), Late Latin _mediānus_ (“that is in the middle, middle”), from Latin _medius_ (“middle”). Cognate with _mid_. ADJECTIVE MEAN (_not comparable_) * Having the MEAN (_see noun below_) as its value. * (obsolete) Middling; intermediate; moderately good, tolerable. * 1621, Robert Burton, _The Anatomy of Melancholy_, II.ii.2: I have declared in the causes what harm costiveness hath done in procuring this disease; if it be so noxious, the opposite must needs be good, or MEAN at least, as indeed it is […]. * Sir Philip Sidney being of middle age and a MEAN stature * Milton according to the fittest style of lofty, MEAN, or lowly DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * medium * mediate * mediation * mediator * median * mediocre * mediocrity TRANSLATIONS NOUN Wikipedia MEAN (_plural_ MEANS) * (now chiefly in the plural) A method or course of action used to achieve some result. [from 14th c.] * 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, II.5: To say truth, it is a MEANE full of uncertainty and danger. * Coleridge You may be able, by this MEAN, to review your own scientific acquirements. * Sir W. Hamilton Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a MEAN. * 2011, "Rival visions", _The Economist_, 14 Apr 2011: Mr Obama produced an only slightly less ambitious goal for deficit reduction than the House Republicans, albeit working from a more forgiving baseline: $4 trillion over 12 years compared to $4.4 trillion over 10 years. But the MEANS by which he would achieve it are very different. * (obsolete, in the singular) An intermediate step or intermediate steps. * _a._ 1563, Thomas Harding, "To the Reader", in _The Works of John Jewel_ (1845 ed.) Verily in this treatise this hath been mine only purpose; and the MEAN to bring the same to effect hath been such as whereby I studied to profit wholesomely, not to please delicately. * 1606, _The Trials of Robert Winter, Thomas Winter, Guy Fawkes, John Grant, Ambrose Rookwood, Rob. Keyes, Thomas Bates, and Sir Everard Digby, at Westminster, for High Treason, being Conspirators in the Gunpowder-Plot_ That it was lawful and meritorious to kill and destroy the king, and all the said hereticks. — The MEAN to effect it, they concluded to be, that, 1. The king, the queen, the prince, the lords spiritual and temporal, the knights and burgoses of the parliament, should be blown up with powder. 2. That the whole royal issue male should be destroyed. S. That they would lake into their custody Elizabeth and Mary the king's daughters, and proclaim the lady Elizabeth queen. 4. That they should feign a Proclamation in the name of Elizabeth, in which no mention should be made of alteration of religion, nor that they were parties to the treason, until they had raised power to perform the same; and then to proclaim, all grievances in the kingdom should be reformed. * _a._ 1623, John Webster, _The Duchess of Malfi_ Apply desperate physic: / We must not now use balsamum, but fire, / The smarting cupping-glass, for that's the MEAN / To purge infected blood, such blood as hers. * Something which is intermediate or in the middle; an intermediate value or range of values; a medium. [from 14th c.] * 1875, William Smith and Samuel Cheetham, editors, _A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities_, Little, Brown and Company, volume 1, page 10, s.v. _Accentus Ecclesiasticus_, It presents a sort of MEAN between speech and song, continually inclining towards the latter, never altogether leaving its hold on the former; it is speech, though always

From Middle English meene, from Old French meien (French moyen), Late Latin mediānus (“that is in the middle, middle”), from Latin medius (“middle”). Cognate with mid.

Adjective

mean (not comparable)

  1. Having the mean (see noun below) as its value.
  2. (obsolete) Middling; intermediate; moderately good, tolerable.
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Noun

Wikipedia

mean (plural means)

  1. (now chiefly in the plural) A method or course of action used to achieve some result. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete, in the singular) An intermediate step or intermediate steps.
  3. Something which is intermediate or in the middle; an intermediate value or range of values; a medium. [from 14th c.]

English - Etymology 4

From Middle English _menen_, from Old English _mǣnan_ (“to complain about, lament, mourn, grieve”), from Proto-Germanic _*mainijaną_ (“to be outraged, suffer harm”), Proto-Germanic _*mainą_ (“deceit, falsehood, shame, sin, crime, perjury”), from Proto-Indo-European _*(e)meyə-_, _*mei-_ (“to change”). Related to Old English _mān_ (“wickedness, crime, sin, perjury”), Dutch _meineed_ (“perjury”), German _Meineid_ (“perjury”), Danish _men_ (“injury”); see moan. VERB MEAN (_third-person singular simple present_ MEANS, _present participle_ MEANING, _simple past and past participle_ MEANED) * (now Ireland, UK regional) To complain, lament. * (now Ireland, UK regional) To pity; to comfort. * 1485, Thomas Malory, _Le Morte Darthur_, Book XII: Anone he MEANED hym, and wolde have had hym home unto his ermytage. TRANSLATIONS STATISTICS

From Middle English menen, from Old English mǣnan (“to complain about, lament, mourn, grieve”), from Proto-Germanic *mainijaną (“to be outraged, suffer harm”), Proto-Germanic *mainą (“deceit, falsehood, shame, sin, crime, perjury”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)meyə-, *mei- (“to change”). Related to Old English mān (“wickedness, crime, sin, perjury”), Dutch meineed (“perjury”), German Meineid (“perjury”), Danish men (“injury”); see moan.

Verb

mean (third-person singular simple present means, present participle meaning, simple past and past participle meaned)

  1. (now Ireland, UK regional) To complain, lament.
  2. (now Ireland, UK regional) To pity; to comfort.
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التي في فئةENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* Amen, amen, mane, MENA, NAmE, name, NEMA, NMEA

التي في فئةMANX - ETYMOLOGY
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Manx - Etymology

From Old Irish _medón_ (“middle, centre”), from Latin _mediānus_.

From Old Irish medón (“middle, centre”), from Latin mediānus.

التي في فئةMANX - NOUN
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Manx - Noun

MEAN m * centre, middle * Share çhyndaa cabbil ayns MEAN ny h-aah na goll er vaih. * _Better to change horses in mid ford than to drown._ * interior * Tar stiagh ayns MEAN y killagh. * _Come into the body of the church._ * average * Trogmayd MEAN. * _We will strike an average._ MUTATION DERIVED TERMS * meanagh * mean scoill

mean m

  1. centre, middle
  2. interior
  3. average

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التي في فئةSCOTTISH GAELIC - ADJECTIVE
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Scottish Gaelic - Adjective

MEAN * little, tiny SYNONYMS * beag * meanbh * mion DERIVED TERMS * mean air mhean

mean

  1. little, tiny

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التي في فئةSPANISH - VERB
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Spanish - Verb

MEAN * Second-person plural (_ustedes_) present indicative form of _mear_. * Third-person plural (_ellos_, _ellas_, also used with _ustedes_?) present indicative form of _mear_.

mean

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of mear.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of mear.


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