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American English: /minz/
British English: /miːnz/

Translation of means in Spanish:

noun plural means

  • 1 (+ singular verb) 1.1 (method) a means to an end
    un medio para lograr un fin
    means of transport they have the means to do it
    cuentan con los medios para hacerlo
    there's no means of finding out
    no hay manera or forma de saberlo
    see alsoways and means
    Example sentences
    • When the objective is recognized, a wide variety of well known techniques may be used as transitional or enduring means of achieving it.
    • The method provides a means of identifying and describing the ways the viewers fill the gaps in the text.
    • Having a series of plant analysis results provides a means of evaluating these influences.
    1.2 (in phrases) by all means
    ¡cómo no! (esp Latin America)
    by all means take it, but please bring it back
    llévatelo, no faltaba más, pero por favor tráelo de vuelta
    by no means, not by any meanswe are by no means rich
    no somos ricos ni mucho menos
    it's not a perfect film by any means
    de ninguna manera or de ningún modo es una película perfecta
    by some means or other
    sea como sea
    by means of (as preposition)
  • 2 [formal] (+ plural verb) (wealth)
    medios (masculine plural) (económicos)
    recursos (masculine plural)
    (income) ingresos (masculine plural)
    a woman of means
    una mujer de buena posición económica
    we do not have the means to finance it
    no contamos con los medios or recursos para financiarlo
    this is beyond the means of many people
    esto no está al alcance de todos los bolsillos
    they live beyond their means
    llevan un tren de vida que no se pueden costear or que sus ingresos no les permiten
    Example sentences
    • That way you will have the financial means whatever bill comes your way!
    • She has also received computers and 14 computer training facilities for families without the means.
    Example sentences
    • You have had the means under your control for quite some time now.
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