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Noun: means (means)  meenz
  1. To have the ability to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
    "a means of control";
    - agency, way
  2. Considerable capital (wealth or income)
    "he is a man of means";
    - substance
  3. An artifact (that is instrumental in accomplishing some end) for accomplishing some end
    - instrumentality, instrumentation
Verb: mean (meant)  meen
  1. Have the intention to express or convey; have a particular sense or meaning
    "You never understand what I mean!";
    - intend
  2. Have as a logical consequence
    "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers";
    - entail, imply
  3. Denote or connote
    "'maison' means 'house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means";
    - intend, signify, stand for
  4. Have in mind as a purpose
    "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you";
    - intend, think
  5. Have a specified degree of importance
    "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
  6. Intend to refer to
    "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!";
    - think of, have in mind
  7. Destine or designate for a certain purpose
    "These flowers were meant for you"

Sounds like: mean, mien, meeans, m

Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], associate, capital, colligate, connect, convey, designate, destine, effectuation, implementation, intend, link, link up, necessitate, relate, specify, tie in

Encyclopedia: Means, Steven

Mean, Michael