[miːnz] or [minz]
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) an instrumentality for accomplishing some end.
(noun.) considerable capital (wealth or income); 'he is a man of means'.
n. sing. & pl. . Instrument, method, mode, way.. Resource, appliance, expedient, shift, step, measure.. Revenue, income, resources, the wherewithal, ways and means.
SYN:Resources, instrument, media
ANT:End, purpose, object
- Which means, I suppose, that you are not quite clear about your case? 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It will by no means follow, however, that the real exchange was against it. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- This means that definite coordinations of activities of the eyes in seeing and of the body and head in striking are perfected in a few trials. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- And education is not a mere means to such a life. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- As I perceive that your boots, although used, are by no means dirty, I cannot doubt that you are at present busy enough to justify the hansom. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- That's what Bertha means, isn't it? 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But there is a decided grouping of valuable metals, and these can then be readily separated by means of electricity. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- By no means, Alexandros; for by so doing we would close up the only avenue of escape left to us. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- It was not, however, till the invention of telegraphs that anything approaching to the means of holding regular communication by signals was attained. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- It was said he had got possession of his Indian jewel by means which, bold as he was, he didn't dare acknowledge. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Every king and princelet in Europe was building his own Versailles as much beyond his means as his subjects and credits would permit. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- She had not yet had any anxiety about ways and means, although her domestic life had been expensive as well as eventful. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Oh, bring him by all means, she said smiling; perhaps I can get a tip out of him on my own account. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Always, also, it may be well to bear in mind that by the word 'creation' the zoologist means 'a process he knows not what. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.