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mean vs purpose purpose vs mean

mean and purpose both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but purpose is not an adjective.

mean and purpose both are verbs.

As verbs, purpose is a hyponym of mean; that is, purpose is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean and purpose is a type of mean with the definitions:
  • have in mind as a purpose
Other hyponyms of mean include design, plan, be after, aim, propose, purport.
mean (noun) purpose (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
what something is used for
the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
mean (adjective) purpose (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) purpose (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey propose or intend
have as a logical consequence reach a decision
denote or connote
have in mind as a purpose
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose