METHOD [C] (plural means) › a way of doing something: We had no means of communication. It was a means of making money. MONEY [plural] › money: We don't have the means to buy the house.
by no means; not by any means › not at all: I'm not an expert by any means. This is by no means the end of the matter.
by all means › something that you say when you are agreeing to let someone do something: I have a copy of the report on my desk. By all means have a look at it.