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English[]

Most common English words: hundred « believe « white « #282: means » thus » order » near

Etymology[]

See mean.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Means

  1. Plural form of mean.
  2. Template:Plurale tantum That by which something is done; a tool, device, or strategy to achieve something; as, a means to an end.
  3. Template:Plurale tantum Resources; riches; as, a person of means or independent means.

Usage notes[]

Frequently contrasted with end (goal), as in “a means to an end”. Similar contrast is process vs. product.

Translations[]
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Verb[]

means

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mean.

Anagrams[]

  • aemns,
  • amens
  • manes
  • manse
  • mensa, Mensa
  • names

Latin[]

Etymology[]

Present active participle of meō (go along, traverse)

Pronunciation[]

Participle[]

Template:La-present participle

  1. going along, passing, traversing

Inflection[]

Template:La-decl-3rd-part

ar:means zh-min-nan:means es:means fr:means io:means it:means kn:means ku:means hu:means ja:means no:means simple:means fi:means sv:means ta:means te:means tr:means vi:means zh:means

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