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mean vs imply imply vs mean

mean is a noun but imply is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but imply is not an adjective.

mean and imply both are verbs.

As verbs, mean and imply are synonyms with the definitions:
  • have as a logical consequence
Other synonyms of mean include entail.
mean (noun) imply (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) imply (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) imply (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey express or state indirectly
have as a logical consequence suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
denote or connote have as a logical consequence
have in mind as a purpose suggest that someone is guilty
have a specified degree of importance have as a necessary feature
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose