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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. Brussels Airport:

    Currently no air traffic control is possible at Brussels Airport, this means that there are no inbound or outbound flights. The situation is being assessed and the management of Belgocontrol is looking for operational solutions.

  2. President Trump:

    We should never be reliant on a foreign country for the means of our own survival.

  3. Peter Aspbury:

    Indices and single-name contracts might be a more liquid means of managing credit risk but by their very nature CDS products are not a true proxy for bonds or bond markets, there's no perfect hedge for the cash market.

  4. The FBI:

    The capture of this dangerous felon means our community is safer, because we believe Mason would have continued committing violent crimes while he was on the run, i thank each of the task force members for their hard work and commitment, as they worked day and night to get him behind bars.

  5. Carl Sagan:

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

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