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means meaning

EN[miːnz] [-iːnz]
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  • Means may refer to:
  • Means (surname)
  • Definitions
  • Mean (average), a term used in mathematics and statistics
  • Means (ethics), something of instrumental value in order to achieve an end
  • Means (law), an aspect of a crime needed to convince a jury of guilt in a criminal proceeding
  • Other uses
  • Means, Kentucky, a small town in the United States
  • Means (band), a Christian hardcore band from Regina, Saskatchewan

    Definition of means in English Dictionary

  • NounBFmeanPREmé-
    1. plural of mean.
      1. NC (singular and plural) An instrument or condition for attaining a purpose.
        1. She treated him as a means to an end. ‎
        2. A car is a means of transport.
      2. NU (plural only) Resources; riches.
        1. a person of means;   independent means
        2. He was living beyond his means.
    2. VerbBFmeanPRmeaningPT, PPmeantPT, PPmeaned
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of mean.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • It was their meaning to take what they needed by stronghand. — Sir Walter Raleigh.
          • The Flow of Attention graph’s choppy curves showed weak visual connectedness which means viewers had trouble following the story and explained why they could not playback the ad’s key message.
          • The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • No longer just an excuse to eat great food and drink fine riesling, the Spring Festival has taken on new meaning.
          • The editor decided that repunctuating Shakespeare's sonnets risked damaging their meaning.
          • Evidences from ectrophysiological studies which employed affective priming paradigms also support the idea that music can convey emotional meaning.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Pluralia tantum
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Verb singular forms
                    • Third-person singular forms
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              Meaning of means for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "means" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun, a pluralia tantum and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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