Synonyms of means


1. means, agency, way, implementation, effectuation

usage: 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"

2. means, instrumentality, instrumentation

usage: an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

3. means, substance, capital

usage: considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"


1. means, agency, way, implementation, effectuation

usage: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n


1. mean, intend, convey

usage: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

2. entail, imply, mean, necessitate

usage: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

3. mean, intend, signify, stand for

usage: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

4. intend, mean, think

usage: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"

5. mean

usage: have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"

6. think of, have in mind, mean, associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect

usage: intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

7. mean, intend, destine, designate, specify

usage: destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"

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