Translation of "means" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /miːnz/ us /miːnz/ plural means

means noun (METHOD)

B2 [ C ] a method or way of doing something

They had no means of communication. 他们没有通讯手段。
We need to find some other means of transportation. 我们得找其他交通工具了。
We need to use every means at our disposal. 我们必须把我们所能采用的各种方法都用上。
She tried to explain by means of sign language. 她试图通过手语来解释。
There is no means of tracing the debt at all. 根本无法追查这笔债。
The family had no means of support (= way of getting money). 这家人没有生活来源。

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means noun (MONEY)

C2 [ plural ] money, for example from an income, that allows you to buy things

[ + to infinitive ] He has the means to buy half the houses in the street if he wanted to. 只要他愿意,他有钱买下这条街上半数的房产。
live beyond your means

to spend more money than you receive as income

live within your means

to spend less money than you receive as income

a man/woman of means

a rich man/woman


(Translation of “means” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)