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  1. comparative form of mean: more mean
    • Ivanhoe (1952 film)
      Prince John: "Your foe has bloodied you, sir knight. Will you concede defeat? You fight too well to die so mean a death. Will you not throw in your lot with me instead?
      Ivanhoe: "That would be an even meaner death, Your Grace."


meaner (plural meaners)

  1. One who means or intends something.
    • 2006, M.A.K. Halliday, ‎Jonathan Webster, Linguistic Studies of Text and Discourse (page 50)
      By his acts of meaning, and those of other individual meaners, the social reality is created, maintained in good order, and continuously shaped and modified.