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mean vs connect connect vs mean

mean is a noun but connect is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but connect is not an adjective.

mean and connect both are verbs.

As verbs, connect is a hypernym of mean; that is, connect is a word with a broader meaning than mean and mean is a type of connect with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other hypernyms of mean include link up, link, tie in, relate, associate, colligate.
mean (noun) connect (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) connect (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) connect (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
have as a logical consequence make a logical or causal connection
denote or connote be or become joined or united or linked
have in mind as a purpose join by means of communication equipment
have a specified degree of importance land on or hit solidly
intend to refer to join for the purpose of communication
destine or designate for a certain purpose be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
establish a rapport or relationship
establish communication with someone
plug into an outlet
hit or play a ball successfully