Translation of "means" - English-Traditional 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. 他們沒有通訊方法。
We need to find some other means of transportation. 我們需要找其他交通工具了。
We need to use every means at our disposal. 我們必須把我們所能採用的各種方法都用上。
She tried to explain by means of sign language. 她試圖用手語來解釋。
There is no means of tracing the debt at all. 根本無法追查這筆債。
The family had no means of support (= way of getting money). 這家人沒有收入來源。

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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. 只要他願意,他有錢買下這條街上半數的房產。
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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)