Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations Section III. Quantity
2. Comparative Quantity
NOUN: MEAN, medium, intermedium [ obsoles.], average, balance, normal, rule, run; mediocrity, generality; golden mean &c. ( mid-course) [See Mid-course]; middle [See Middle]; compromise [See Compromise]; middle course, middle state; neutrality.
VERB: AVERAGE, split the difference; take the average &c. n.; reduce to a mean &c. n.; strike a balance, pair off.
ADJECTIVE: MEAN, intermediate; medial, middle [See Middle]; average, normal, standard; neutral.
MEDIOCRE, middle-class, bourgeois [ F.], commonplace ( unimportant) [See Unimportance].
ADVERB: ON-AN AVERAGE, in the long run; taking one with another, taking all things together, taking it for all in all; communibus annis [ L.], in round numbers.
IN THE MIDDLE, in medias res [ L.], meden agan [Greek].
QUOTATIONS: Medium tenuere beati.
Keep the golden mean.Publius Syrus
Est modus in rebus.Horace
Give me neither poverty nor riches. Bible