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mean vs aim

aim vs mean

mean and aim both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but aim is not an adjective.

mean and aim both are verbs.

As verbs, aim is a hyponym of mean; that is, aim is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • aim: direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
Other hyponyms of mean include stand for, represent, typify, symbolise, symbolize, signify, import, spell, get, drive.
As verbs, aim is a hyponym of mean; that is, aim is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: have in mind as a purpose
  • aim: propose or intend
Other hyponyms of mean include design, plan, be after, propose, purport, purpose.
mean (noun) aim (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
the action of directing something at an object
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
mean (adjective) aim (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) aim (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
have as a logical consequence propose or intend
denote or connote move into a desired direction of discourse
have in mind as a purpose specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
have a specified degree of importance intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
intend to refer to direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
destine or designate for a certain purpose have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

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