means Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “means” - Learner’s Dictionary

means

noun
 
 
/miːnz/
METHOD [C] ( plural means) B2 a way of doing something: We had no means of communication. It was a means of making money.Ways of achieving things
MONEY [plural] money: We don't have the means to buy the house.AccountingForms of money and methods of payment
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.Yes, no and not
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.Polite expressions
(Definition of means from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “means”

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More