n. 方法; 收入
A means of doing something is a method, instrument, or process which can be used to do it. Means is both the singular and the plural form for this use.
The move is a means to fight crime...
The army had perfected the use of terror as a means of controlling the population...
You can refer to the money that someone has as their means .
...a person of means...
He did not have the means to compensate her.
If someone is living beyond their means, they are spending more money than they can afford. If someone is living within their means, they are not spending more money than they can afford.
The more gifts she received, the more she craved, until he was living beyond his means...
It is far better to pay off old debts steadily by living within your means.
If you do something by means of a particular method, instrument, or process, you do it using that method, instrument, or process.
This is a two year course taught by means of lectures and seminars...
The trailer was connected to the car by means of a complicated system of hoses, pipes and rods.
You can say 'by all means' to tell someone that you are very willing to allow them to do something.
'Can I come and have a look at your house?' — 'Yes by all means'.
You use expressions such as 'by no means', 'not by any means', and 'by no manner of means' to emphasize that something is not true.
This is by no means out of the ordinary...
They were not finished, however, not by any means.
If you say that something is a means to an end, you mean that it helps you to achieve what you want, although it may not be enjoyable or important itself.
We seem to have lost sight of the fact that marketing is only a means to an end.
1. how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;
2. instrumentality used to achieve an end
3. considerable capital (wealth or income);
manner, method, way, mode, fashion, means, approach
beyond (或 within) one's means
by all means
by any means
by means of
by no means
means of grace
means of production
a means to an end
It is by no means accidental.
Courtesy costs little and means much.
The friendship between the peoples of the two countries has been strengthened through various means.
Rosy morning clouds indicate rain, and a rosy sunset means fine weather.
In running a company, strict financial management means everything.