mean [-s] n
Partly the absolute use of mean, adj., and partly adopted from the similar substantive use in OFr 'that which is in the middle'.
- Instrument; medium through which something is done.
- Instrument of action or performance.
mean [-er, -est] adj
Old High German
- Contemptible; despicable.
- Intervening; intermediate; coming between.
- Of little or no value; humble; poor.
- Destitute of honor; spiritless.
mean [-t, -s] v
Old High German meinen, to have in mind.
- Signify; indicate.