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Definition of Average


  1. That service which a tenant owed his lord, to be done by the work beasts of the tenant, as the carriage of wheat, turf, etc.
  2. A tariff or duty on goods, etc.
  3. Any charge in addition to the regular charge for freight of goods shipped.
  4. A contribution to a loss or charge which has been imposed upon one of several for the general benefit; damage done by sea perils.
  5. The equitable and proportionate distribution of loss or expense among all interested.
  6. A mean proportion, medial sum or quantity, made out of unequal sums or quantities; an arithmetical mean. Thus, if A loses 5 dollars, B 9, and C 16, the sum is 30, and the average 10.
  7. Any medial estimate or general statement derived from a comparison of diverse specific cases; a medium or usual size, quantity, quality, rate, etc.
  8. In the English corn trade, the medial price of the several kinds of grain in the principal corn markets.
  9. Pertaining to an average or mean; medial; containing a mean proportion; of a mean size, quality, ability, etc.; ordinary; usual; as, an average rate of profit; an average amount of rain; the average Englishman; beings of the average stamp.
  10. According to the laws of averages; as, the loss must be made good by average contribution.
  11. To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.
  12. To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.
  13. To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.
  14. To form, or exist in, a mean or medial sum or quantity; to amount to, or to be, on an average; as, the losses of the owners will average twenty five dollars each; these spars average ten feet in length.

Average Quotations

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Arthur Helps

Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.
Hunter S. Thompson

I always feel like it's two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that's step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.
J. Cole
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Average Translations

average in Afrikaans is gemiddeld, medium
average in Danish is midte, gennemsnitlig, gennemsnit
average in Dutch is gemiddeld
average in Finnish is keskiarvo, keskipiste
average in French is moyenne
average in German is Durchschnitts..., Durchschnitt
average in Latin is mediocris
average in Norwegian is gjennomsnitt
average in Spanish is mediania, promedio
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