Part of speech: verb

To fix, or be the average of; apportion on the average; take as an average.

Part of speech: adjective

Obtained by calculating the mean of several; medium; ordinary.

Part of speech: noun

The quotient of any sum divided by the number of its terms; the mean amount, quantity, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

The ordinary degree or amount; general type.

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Usage examples "average":

  1. What does the average person in one class know of the life in another? - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. You say you wonder I'd trust Caroline to another man; I wouldn't to the average one. - "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  3. For two days in January the temperature was ninety- one degrees below the freezing- point, and the average for that month was four degrees below that of frozen mercury. - "True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World", Adolphus W. Greely.