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Meaning of MEANS

Pronunciation:  meenz

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  1. [n]  how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
  2. [n]  instrumentality used to achieve an end
  3. [n]  considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"

MEANS is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: agency, substance, way
 See Also: capital, desperate measure, dint, effectuation, escape, expedient, implementation, instrument, instrumentality, instrumentation, medium, open sesame, road, salvation, stepping stone, tool, tooth, voice, wherewithal, wings



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