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HOMONYMS (MEAN)

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your first day of May, especially if you had the day off. Are you ready for another homonym?

Today we are looking at the word MEAN. You probably know today's second definition of the word...but what about the first definition? 

Definition 1: Average.

Example 1: The mean price of a home in our neighbourhood has risen every year for the past five years. 

Example 2: What's the mean age of a worker in your company?

Definition 2: Not nice. 

Example 3: When I was young, I thought my mother was being mean when she wouldn't let us eat ice cream every night. 

Example 4: Why are you being so mean to the customer service representative?

There are other meanings for mean, for example... to signify.

Example 5: What does that word mean? I've never seen it before.

That's it for today's lesson. Thank you for reading and have a great day!