Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun average

3 senses of average

Sense 1

average, norm -- (a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes")

=> statistic -- (a datum that can be represented numerically)

Sense 2

average -- ((sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities)

=> ratio -- (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))

Sense 3

average -- (an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual; "he is about average in height"; "the snowfall this month is below average")

=> scale value -- (a value on some scale of measurement)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb average

3 senses of average

Sense 1

average, average out -- (amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40")

=> total, number, add up, come, amount -- (add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000")

Sense 2

average -- (achieve or reach on average; "He averaged a C")

=> achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 3

average, average out -- (compute the average of)

=> calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Antonyms of adj average

6 senses of average

Sense 1

average, mean (prenominal) -- (approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Sense 2

average, ordinary -- (lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street")

INDIRECT (VIA common) -> uncommon -- (not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability")

Sense 3

average, fair, mediocre, middling -- (lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best")

INDIRECT (VIA ordinary) -> extraordinary -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")

Sense 4

average, intermediate, medium -- (around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers")

INDIRECT (VIA moderate) -> immoderate -- (beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending")

Sense 5

modal (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Sense 6

median (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000")

INDIRECT (VIA normal) -> abnormal, unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Similarity of adj average

6 senses of average

Sense 1

average, mean (prenominal) -- (approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall")

=> normal (vs. abnormal) -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 2

average, ordinary -- (lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street")

=> common (vs. uncommon) -- (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap")

Sense 3

average, fair, mediocre, middling -- (lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best")

=> ordinary (vs. extraordinary) -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

Sense 4

average, intermediate, medium -- (around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers")

=> moderate (vs. immoderate) -- (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart")

Sense 5

modal (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30")

=> normal (vs. abnormal) -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 6

median (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000")

=> normal (vs. abnormal) -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")