from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bond.
  • noun Synonyms and Medium, etc. See mean, n.
  • Equal in amount to the sum of all the particular quantities of the same sort divided by the number of them: as, the average yield of wheat to the acre; the average price of anything for a year.
  • Hence—2. Of medium character, quality, etc.; midway between extremes; ordinary.
  • Estimated in accordance with the rules of average: as, the loss was made good by an average contribution.
  • Synonyms See mean, n.


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