Meaning of “means” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /miːnz/
METHOD [ C ] (plural means)

B2 a way of doing something:

We had no means of communication.
It was a means of making money.
MONEY [ plural ]


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.

(Definition of “means” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)