Meaning of MEANS in English


1. (often treated as sing.) that by which a result is brought about (a means of quick travel).

2 a money resources (live beyond one's means). b wealth (a man of means).

Phrases and idioms:

by all means (or all manner of means)

1. certainly.

2 in every possible way.

3 at any cost. by means of by the agency or instrumentality of (a thing or action). by no means (or no manner of means) not at all; certainly not. means test an official inquiry to establish need before financial assistance from public funds is given.

Etymology: pl. of MEAN(3)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.