- to arrive at an average eventually
- as an average quantity, rate, etc.
Other Word Forms of Average
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Average
- average out
- on (the) average
Origin of Average
Early Modern English damage to a ship or its cargo, equitable distribution of the expenses from such damage, average from Middle English charge above the cost of freight from Old French avarie from Old Italian avaria duty from Arabic ‘awārīya damaged goods from ‘awār blemish from ‘awira to be damaged ʕwr in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French avarie, from Old Italian avaria (which possibly from Arabic عوارية (ʕawārīya, “damaged goods”), from عوار (ʕawār, “fault, blemish, defect, flaw”), from عور (ʕáwira, “to lose an eye”)).
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