Dictionary Results for means


1. means - noun

· thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"

Synonym(s): agency, way

Hypernym(s): implementation, effectuation




2. means - noun

· an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

Hypernym(s): instrumentality, instrumentation




3. means - noun

· considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means"

Synonym(s): substance

Hypernym(s): capital




4. mean - noun

· an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

Synonym(s): mean_value

Hypernym(s): average, norm




5. mean - verb

· mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

Synonym(s): intend

Hypernym(s): convey




6. mean - verb

· have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

Synonym(s): entail, imply

Hypernym(s): necessitate




7. mean - verb

· denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Synonym(s): intend, signify, stand_for




8. mean - verb

· have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"

Synonym(s): intend, think




9. mean - verb

· have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"




10. mean - verb

· intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

Synonym(s): think_of, have_in_mind

Hypernym(s): associate, tie_in, relate, link, colligate, link_up, connect




11. mean - verb

· destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"

Hypernym(s): intend, destine, designate, specify





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