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means

 
pronunciation:
minz
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: a method or instrument used to reach a goal or accomplish something.
Buses are a means of transportation.The telephone is a means of communication.By what means were they able to put out such a big fire?
synonyms:
method
similar words:
agent, approach, measure, medium, mode, process, resource, scheme, tool, way
definition 2: wealth in general, or the amount of money needed for something.
Only people of means can afford to live in a house like that.My mom said we don't have the means to go on vacation this year, but maybe we can go next year.
synonyms:
resources, riches, wealth
similar words:
capital, cash, dough, funds