HyperDic: means

English > 3 senses of the word means:
NOUNactmeans, agency, wayhow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
artifactmeansan instrumentality for accomplishing some end
possessionmeans, substanceconsiderable capital (wealth / wealth or income)
means > pronunciation
Soundsmiy'nz
Rhymesgreens ... teens: 9 rhymes with iynz...
English > means: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
Example"a means of control"
Synonymsagency, way
Narrowerdesperate measuredesperate actions taken as a means to an end
dintinterchangeable with 'means' in the expression 'by means of'
escapeA means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping
expedientA means to an end
fast trackA rapid means of achieving a goal
instrument, toolThe means whereby some act is accomplished
open sesameAny very successful means of achieving a result
roadA way or means to achieve something
salvationA means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
stepping stoneAny means of advancement
toothA means of enforcement
voiceA means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
wingsA means of flight or ascent
Broaderimplementation, effectuationThe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
Spanishcamino, forma, manera, medio, modo
Catalanforma, manera, mode
English > means: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn instrumentality for accomplishing some end.
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishmanera, medio, método
Catalanmètode, mitjà
English > means: 3 senses > noun 3, possession
Meaningconsiderable capital (wealth / wealth or income).
Example"he is a man of means"
Synonymsubstance
NarrowerpocketbookYour personal financial means
wherewithalThe necessary means (especially financial means)
Broadercapitalwealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
Spanishmedios, recursos

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