Synonyms of means in English:

means


See definition of means

noun

1‘the drugs were obtained by illegal means’

SYNONYMS

method, way, manner, mode, measure, fashion, process, procedure, technique, expedient, agency, medium, instrument, mechanism, channel, vehicle, avenue, course

2‘she doesn't have the means to support herself’

SYNONYMS

money, resources, capital, income, finance, funds, cash, the wherewithal, assets

informal dough, bread, dibs, moolah, shekels, gelt, loot, oof, scratch, splosh

British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers

North American informal dineros, jack, mazuma

NZ Australian informal Oscar

3‘a man of means’

SYNONYMS

wealth, riches, affluence, substance, fortune, property, money, capital, deep pockets


Phrases

    by all means

      ‘take your grandmother to see it by all means but she might not thank you for it!’

      SYNONYMS

      certainly, indeed, of course, definitely, without doubt, without a doubt, without question, unquestionably

      affirmative

      SYNONYMS

      of course, certainly, definitely, surely, absolutely, naturally, with pleasure, assuredly

      North American informal

      sure thing

    by means of

      ‘the load was raised by means of a crane’

      SYNONYMS

      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

    by no means

      ‘the result is by no means certain’

      SYNONYMS

      not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances

      British

      not by a long chalk

      informal

      no way