Meaning of “means” - Learner’s Dictionary

means

noun us uk /miːnz/
Extra Examples
The railway provides an important means of transportation.The pump was powered by means of two large generators.We must find a means to limit the cost of the project.The crate was lifted by means of a pulley.We have no effective means of stopping the spread of disease.
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 ]

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.

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