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Synonyms for means

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. means, agency, way(noun)

    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. means(noun)

    an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

    substance, way, agency

  3. means, substance(noun)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. means(n. sing. pl.)

    instrument, method, mode, way

  2. means(n. sing. pl.)

    resource, appliance, expedient, shift, step, measure

  3. means(n. sing. pl.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. means(n)

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

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  1. Mohammed Afkhami:

    When you turn on the news, it's like, from Syria to Iraq to Libya, those places are all in turmoil, so that's what people think of the whole region ... When people say, 'Oh, Iranians make art?' it means (Iranians are) compassionate people; they're people who have sensitivity, feelings, a sense of perspective. That's something that you don't see that much because, unfortunately, the media does not show that positive narrative.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Democracy is never far from Transparency just like the term Democracy is not far away from explaining what the term Unity means.

  3. Jamie Bartlett:

    A special browser called Tor allows a user to browse the internet without their IP address being given away, it uses a clever encryption system that means no one can see what computer a user is on.

  4. Evan Asano:

    There is so much content out there and competition, everybody's fear and anxiety is that they're going to lose their fans, that taking a break means they could essentially go away as a YouTube star. People will forget about them.

  5. Kathryn Kellogg:

    Recycling should really be viewed as a last resort rather than the first line of defense, we need to be recycling less, not more. The zero-waste community is going above and beyond recycling by addressing the source of the problem: humans are producing far too much waste. Blogger Kathryn Kellogg has stored the bulk of her waste in a mason jar for the past two years. (Instagram Photo/going.zero.waste) According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash while only recycling about 1.51 pounds of the approximately 4.5 pounds of waste each person creates daily. Zero waste does not mean producing no waste at all; it simply means sending nothing to a landfill, said Kellogg. While the philosophy of zero waste does include recycling, it embodies a whole-system approach to the vast amount of resources consumed and waste left behind. According to the Grassroots Recycling Network, the movement’s goal is to maximize recycling while minimizing waste and reducing consumption.

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