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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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How to use means in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Carrigan:

    There's probably a seven-year-old's part of Anthony Carrigan that's so innocent, naive and really means well and just wants to have friends and be liked, i really kind of let that part of Anthony Carrigan just live.

  2. Ujwala Kaza:

    If you are a person who tends to get a sick a lot, that means theres a background level of inflammation in your upper respiratory tract. If you then adopt a cat, which is a common trigger of allergic asthma, you may be likely to develop asthma. In reality, asthma is a very complex disease process that involves an interplay of many factors, including genetics and environmental triggers.

  3. William Ellsworth:

    Nobody gave us a hard time, really. Nobody was antagonistic or anything like that. It wasn't a hostile crowd by any means. They were there for the music, and whatever else was there.

  4. Eric Rimm:

    That being said, if you enjoy red wine, by all means, go for it.

  5. Chris Painter:

    We discussed the idea of a cyber messaging system with Chinese officials during the President Barack Obama administration. It was brought up in the context of our cyber discussions, but we did not make much progress. It was not clear where it was going to be placed in China, and China did not have the same history of confidence-building measures with the US that Russia did, so they viewed it in a more suspicious way, but I think now they understand more about how it could be used. It is not a silver bullet, by any means, but it does give you a useful tool.

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