What are means?

  • (noun): Instrumentality used to achieve an end.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on means:

Zing It - Games Modes - Beat Bop
... The Beat Bop mode is identical to the Bop It version of Beat Bop thus A drum sound means "Bop It" A side whistle means "Zing It" A looping whistle means 'L ...
Voiced Labial–velar Stop - Features
... Features of the voiced labial–velar stop Its manner of articulation is occlusive, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract ... Its place of articulation is labial–velar, which means it is simultaneously articulated with the lips and with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate (the ... Its phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation ...
... In Sanskrit, it means daughter ... The Sanskrit word nadana Nandini means daughter, one who brings joy, the Ganges, Goddess Durga ... Nandini also means Bangara, meaning Gold ...
Onogurs - Etymology
... In older "Oghur" Turkic languages, On~Ono means "10" and Gar~Gurs~Gur means "tribes", so Onogurs means "People of 10 tribes" ...
Basic Income Guarantee
... Furthermore, there is no means test the richest as well as the poorest citizens would receive it ... Basic Income Network emphasizes this absence of means testing in its precise definition, "The Basic Income Guarantee is an unconditional, government-insured guarantee that all citizens will have ... be conditional upon participating in government enforced labor or other conditional means testing ...

More definitions of "means":

  • (noun): Considerable capital (wealth or income).
    Example: "He is a man of means"
    Synonyms: substance
  • (noun): How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
    Example: "A means of control"
    Synonyms: agency, way

Famous quotes containing the word means:

    Honesty, respectability, the “what-will-people-say”, the wisdom of nations, nothing means anything any more. Everything disappears before fear. Fear, eh, Caesonia, that noble sentiment, unallayed, pure and disinterested, one of those rare ones that get their nobility from the belly.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    So by all means let’s have a television show quick and long, even if the commercial has to be delivered by a man in a white coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, selling ergot pills. After all the public is entitled to what it wants, isn’t it? The Romans knew that and even they lasted four hundred years after they started to putrefy.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
    Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929)