means

  • 1 means — W2S2 [mi:nz] n plural means ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(method)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3 by all means! 4 by no means/not by any means 5 by means of something 6 a means to an end 7 the means of production ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 means — [miːnz] noun [plural] the money and resources that a person or organization has available: means to do something • Large corporations have the means to pay large fines without suffering hardship. • The group has limited means. • young families… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 means — [ minz ] (plural means) noun *** 1. ) count a method for doing or achieving something: WAY: Information is not easily obtained by any other means. an effective means for finding qualified job applicants means of: What means of transportation is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 means — 1. When the meaning is ‘financial resources’, means is treated as plural: Their means are somewhat limited. When the meaning is ‘a way or method’ it can operate as a singular noun (when preceded by a determiner such as a, any, or every) or as a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 means — [mēnz] pl.n. 〚/span> MEAN3, n.〛 1. [with sing. or pl. v.] that by which something is done or obtained; agency [the fastest means of travel] 2. resources or available wealth; often, specif., great wealth; riches [a person of …

    Universalium

  • 6 means — n pl but sing or pl in constr 1 a: something enabling one to achieve a desired end a means of self defense b: cause (1) 2: resources (as income and assets) at one s disposal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of La …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 means — ► PLURAL NOUN (also treated as sing. ) 1) an agent or method for achieving a result. 2) financial resources; income. 3) substantial resources; wealth. ● by all means Cf. ↑by all means ● by means of Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 means — [mēnz] pl.n. [< MEAN3, n.] 1. [with sing. or pl. v.] that by which something is done or obtained; agency [the fastest means of travel] 2. resources or available wealth; often, specif., great wealth; riches [a person of means] by all means 1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Means — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: John Hugh Means (1812–1862), US amerikanischer Politiker Larry Means (* 1947), US amerikanischer Politiker Natrone Means (* 1972), US amerikanischer Footballspieler Rice W. Means (1877–1949), US… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 Méans — Administration Nom italien Meana di Susa Nom piémontais Méans Pays …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 11 Means — may refer to: Means (surname) Definitions Mean (average), a term used in mathematics and statistics Means (ethics), something of instrumental value in order to achieve an end Means (law), an aspect of a crime needed to convince a jury of guilt in …

    Wikipedia

  • 12 means — [n1] way, method agency, agent, aid, apparatus, auspices, avenue, channel, course, dodge*, equipment, expedient, factor, fashion, gimmick*, instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, intermediary, machinery, manner, measure, mechanism, medium …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 means — course of action, late 14c., from MEAN (Cf. mean) (n.); sense of wealth is first recorded c.1600. Cf. Fr. moyens, Ger. Mittel. Phrase by no means attested from late 15c.; means test is from 1930 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 means — noun 1 method of doing sth ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, convenient, effective, efficient, reliable, useful ▪ an effective means of mass communication ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 means — n. method 1) fair; foul means 2) an effective means 3) by any means 4) (misc.) the end does not justify the means; a means to an end resources wealth 5) independent; moderate means 6) the means to + inf. (do they have the means to buy such a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 means — /mi:nz/ noun plural means 1 METHOD (C) a method, system, object etc that you use as a way of achieving a result (+ of): What would be the most effective means of advertising our product? | means of transport BrE /transportation AmE: We had no… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 means */*/*/ — UK [miːnz] / US [mɪnz] noun Word forms means : singular means plural means 1) [countable] a method for doing or achieving something Information is not easily obtained by any other means. an effective means for finding qualified job applicants… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 means — [[t]mi͟ːnz[/t]] ♦♦ 1) N COUNT: with supp A means of doing something is a method, instrument, or process which can be used to do it. Means is both the singular and the plural form for this use. The move is a means to fight crime... The army had… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Means — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Means >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 means means resources wherewithal ways and means Sgm: N 1 capital capital &c.(money) 800 Sgm: N 1 revenue revenue Sgm: N 1 stock in trade stock in trade …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 means — /minz / (say meenz) plural noun 1. (often construed as singular) an agency, instrumentality, method, etc., used to attain an end: a means of communication. 2. disposable resources, especially pecuniary resources: the business now has the means to …

    Australian English dictionary


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