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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. means

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    actor, agent, doer, factor, instrument, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. means

    resources, instrument, media

    end, purpose, object

Princeton's WordNet

  1. means, agency, waynoun

    how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

    "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

    direction, government agency, manner, way, delegacy, elbow room, substance, style, federal agency, agency, path, way of life, bureau, office, representation, fashion, authority, mode, room

  2. meansnoun

    an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

    substance, way, agency

  3. means, substancenoun

    considerable capital (wealth or income)

    "he is a man of means"

    nitty-gritty, meat, subject matter, core, nub, inwardness, sum, way, gist, heart and soul, substance, center, agency, centre, kernel, meaning, essence, message, heart, content, marrow, pith

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meansn. sing. pl.

    instrument, method, mode, way

  2. meansn. sing. pl.

    resource, appliance, expedient, shift, step, measure

  3. meansn. sing. pl.

    revenue, income, resources, the wherewithal, ways and means

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meansnoun

    property, possessions, wealth, resources, riches, estate, instrument, agency, instrumentality, method, way, facility, expedient, resource, contrivance, resort, device, artifice

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  1. William O. Douglas:

    This means we must subject the machinetechnologyto control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money. The search of the young today is more specific than the ancient search for the Holy Grail. The search of the youth today is for ways and means to make the machineand the vast bureaucracy of the corporation state and of government that runs that machinethe servant of man. That is the revolution that is coming. That revolutionnow that the people hold the residual powers of governmentneed not be a repetition of 1776. It could be a revolution in the nature of an explosive political regeneration. It depends on how wise the Establishment is. If, with its stockpile of arms, it resolves to suppress the dissenters, America will face, I fear, an awful ordeal.

  2. Keith Kellogg:

    If it was unanimous, that means all of them are accountable for the action. If they all thought it was a good idea and it’s a bad idea, then maybe they should all leave.

  3. Penn State:

    The interim suspension means the fraternity loses all privileges as a recognized student organization pending the outcome of the investigations.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered the security forces to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice.

  5. Naweed Popal:

    We fly for around 20 minutes in the sky and sometimes we fly over people's houses, we are concerned if something happens and we find ourselves with no means of defense.

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