Synonyms of means in English:


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plural noun

1‘the drugs were obtained by illegal means’

method, way, manner, mode, measure, fashion, process, procedure, technique, expedient, agency, medium, instrument, mechanism, channel, vehicle, avenue, course

2‘she doesn't have the means to support herself’

money, resources, capital, income, finance, funds, cash, the wherewithal, assets
informal dough, bread, dibs, moolah, shekels, gelt, loot, oof, scratch, splosh
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal dineros, jack, mazuma
Australian, New Zealand informal Oscar

3‘a man of means’

wealth, riches, affluence, substance, fortune, property, money, capital, deep pockets


    by no means

    ‘the result is by no means certain’

    not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances
    British not by a long chalk
    informal no way
    by means of

    ‘the load was raised by means of a crane’

    using, utilizing, employing, through, with the help of, with the aid of, as a result of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of, via