# average-v; 3 Senses

### Sense Number 1: produce or come to a particular average

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 AVERAGE[intransitive] PP

__Examples:__

For 25 users, this averages out to 200 megs each.

This plan averages to 19 meals a week.

250 km total riding goal for April averages out to be 8 km a day.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: average.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*average_out* 2

### Sense Number 2: achieve or plan to achieve a particular average

Commentary: NP1 AVERAGE[transitive] NP2

__Examples:__

He averages a C in Physics.

I usually average 6 hours of work a day.

We hope to average the income over four years as to minimize the tax rate.

She averages one trip to Egypt a year.

January and February averaged the fewest miles traveled.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: average.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: calculate an average of a group of numbers

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] AVERAGE[transitive] NP2[patient]

__Examples:__

Average the following numbers. What is the answer?

Your homework is to average the height of your family members.

So average out the temperatures between the two and you should be pretty close!

The brute-force thing would be to average out the colors of the texels in this area.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: multiply-108-3

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: average.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*average_out* 1