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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 4 votes

  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.

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  1. means

    resources, instrument, media

    end, purpose, object

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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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  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

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  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. Donald Trump:

    He raises 100 million, so what does 100 million mean? 100 million means he's doing favors for so many people, it means lobbyists, it means special interests, it means donors, who knows it better than me? I give to everybody. They do whatever I want. It's true.

  2. Donald Trump:

    100 million means he's doing favors for so many people, it means lobbyists, it means special interests, it means donors, who knows it better than me?

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    To my mind, if patriotism or love of country means anything, it means that we do not now, or ever, turn our backs on those who defended us, it means we keep our promise to those who kept their promises to us.

  4. Guy Houlsby:

    The original Darrieus turbine has blades that are parallel to the axis of rotation, and that means that the loads in the blades are carried entirely by bending of the blades. That results in very high stresses, the re-design that we've done changes the blades so that they form this triangulated structure, and that's a very stiff and very strong structural form. And that means that the loads in the blades are principally carried by axial forces and that means that the stresses are much lower.

  5. James Russell Lowell:

    Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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