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  • nounway, method
  • nounwealth, resources

synonyms for means

  • aid
  • channel
  • equipment
  • factor
  • instrument
  • measure
  • mechanism
  • medium
  • mode
  • power
  • process
  • route
  • step
  • system
  • tactic
  • technique
  • vehicle
  • agency
  • agent
  • apparatus
  • auspices
  • avenue
  • course
  • dodge
  • expedient
  • fashion
  • gimmick
  • instrumentality
  • instrumentation
  • intermediary
  • machinery
  • manner
  • ministry
  • organ
  • organization
  • paraphernalia
  • path
  • road
  • trick
  • modus operandi
  • stepping-stone
  • ways and means
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antonyms for means

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  • end
  • paucity
  • poorness
  • shame
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How to use means in a sentence

She skilfully manages the side-lights, and by this means produces strong effects.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
This is a feature by means of which it is always possible to distinguish the Great Horsetail from any other species.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
A little shepherdess is guiding them, as anxious to get them in as they are to enter, for this means the end of her day's work.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
I shall soon depart, and practise no more; and my time will become my own—still my own, by no means yours.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He was used to finding himself suddenly cut off from the means of livelihood.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Even a plain girl looks well in white, and Georgie was not a plain girl by any means.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But dwelling means a special kind of structure—a building occupied by man—a place to live in.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MEANS

  • actions
  • activities
  • auspices
  • channels
  • efficiencies
  • forces
  • influences
  • instrumentalities
  • instruments
  • intercessions
  • interventions
  • means
  • mechanisms
  • media
  • mediations
  • operations
  • organs
  • vehicles
  • works
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.