Meaning of MEANS in English
n. 25B6; plural noun
the best means to achieve your goal : METHOD, way, manner, mode, measure, technique, expedient, agency, medium, instrument, channel, vehicle, avenue, course, process, procedure.
she doesn't have the means to support herself : MONEY, resources, capital, income, finance, funds, cash, the wherewithal, assets; informal dough, bread; Brit. informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, ackers.
a man of means : WEALTH, riches, affluence, substance, fortune, property, money, capital.
25A0; by all means OF COURSE, certainly, definitely, surely, absolutely, with pleasure; N. Amer. informal sure thing.
25A0; by means of USING, utilizing, employing, through, with the help of; as a result of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of.
25A0; by no means NOT AT ALL, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances; Brit. not by a long chalk; informal no way.
Concise Oxford thesaurus English vocabulary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка тезаурус. 2012