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means

means

pronunciation:
minz
phrases:
by all means, by any means, by means of, by no means
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) a method, way, or agency used to reach a goal or accomplish something.
Practice is the best means of gaining mastery.
synonyms:
agency, instrumentality, method
similar words:
agent, approach, expedient, instrument, measure, medium, mode, path, process, purse, resource, scheme, tool, way
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) wealth, riches, or economic resources.
His means were shrinking daily.She is a woman of means.
synonyms:
money, resources, riches, wealth, wherewithal
similar words:
affluence, capital, cash, circumstance, competence, dough, funds, pocketbook, provision, substance
phrase: by all means
phrase: by any means
phrase: by means of
phrase: by no means