- means 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 and people of modest means
• Improving the lot of the poor was beyond the city's financial means.ˌindependent ˈmeansa private income that comes from property, investments etc:
• Many tropical countries welcome retirees or others of independent means as long-term residents.
* * *means UK US /miːnz/ noun (plural means)► [C ] a method or way of doing something: »
We must use every means at our disposal.means of sth »
We need to find some other means of transportation.means of doing sth »
There is no means of tracing the debt at all.»
They saw the redundancies as a means to an end.► [plural] money, for example from an income, that allows you to buy things: the means to do sth »
With over $160 million of cash and virtually no debt, the company has the means to expand.● beyond your means — Cf. beyond your means● the means justify the end — Cf. the means justify the end● by means of — Cf. by means of
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Méans — Administration Nom italien Meana di Susa Nom piémontais Méans Pays … Wikipédia en Français
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