Definition of by means of in English:

by means of


  • With the help of; by using.

    ‘supplying water to cities by means of aqueducts’
    • ‘The farmhouse is connected at right angles to the restaurant by means of a large utility room which then leads on to a full catering kitchen.’
    • ‘Man had learned to irrigate the land by means of canals and ditches, and had mastered the arts of agriculture.’
    • ‘He cautiously went inside by means of a small side door.’
    • ‘Withdrawal of cash is further effected by means of encoded plastic cards utilized at computer terminals.’
    • ‘As planned, I left the town by means of the Jeep just at the crack of dawn.’
    • ‘At their tops, these vertical elements were joined to horizontal ones by means of brass couplings.’
    • ‘Organizations exist by means of and as a result of these interactions.’
    • ‘The wall and roof glazing is suspended under the external steel structure by means of point fixings.’
    • ‘He sought to depict the inner reality of objects by means of meticulous physical observations.’
    • ‘The places of ascent or descent are reached by means of stairways.’
    using, utilizing, employing, through, with the help of, with the aid of, as a result of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of, via
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