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means

Synonyms of means in English:

plural noun

  • 1 the best means to achieve your goal
    method, way, manner, mode, measure, technique, expedient, agency, medium, instrument, channel, vehicle, avenue, course, process, procedure
  • 2 she doesn't have the means to support herself
    money, resources, capital, income, finance, funds, cash, wherewithal, assets
    informal dough, bread, moola
  • 3 a man of means
    wealth, riches, affluence, substance, fortune, property, money, capital
  • Phrases

    by all means

    1
    by all means you must have dinner with us
    of course, certainly, definitely, surely, absolutely, with pleasure
    informal sure thing

    by means of

    2
    the load was raised by means of a crane
    using, utilizing, employing, through, with the help of;
    as a result of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of

    by no means

    3
    the result is by no means certain
    not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances
    informal no way

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