[meen-spir-i-tid] /ˈminˈspɪr ɪ tɪd/
petty; small-minded; ungenerous:
a meanspirited man, unwilling to forgive.
also meanspirited, 1690s, from mean (adj.1) + spirited. Ancient Greek had the same image in mikropsykhos.
noun, Statistics. 1. the mean of the squares of a set of numbers.
noun, Statistics. 1. (def 3).
[meenz-test] /ˈminzˌtɛst/ verb (used with object) 1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: The government proposes to means-test Medicare. verb (used without object) 2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means-testing. noun 1. an investigation into the financial position of a person applying for aid from public […]
- Mean streets
noun the poorer and rougher section of a city or town Word Origin from a Martin Scorsese film of this name