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mean vs think of think of vs mean

mean is a noun but think of is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but think of is not an adjective.

mean and think of both are verbs.

As verbs, mean and think of are synonyms with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other synonyms of mean include have in mind.
mean (noun) think of (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) think of (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) think of (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey keep in mind for attention or consideration
have as a logical consequence take into consideration, have in view
denote or connote look on as or consider
have in mind as a purpose intend to refer to
have a specified degree of importance devise or invent
intend to refer to choose in one's mind
destine or designate for a certain purpose