Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun means

3 senses of means

Sense 1
means, agency, way -- (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success")
       => implementation, effectuation -- (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)

Sense 2
means -- (an instrumentality for accomplishing some end)
       => instrumentality, instrumentation -- (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

Sense 3
means, substance -- (considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means")
       => capital -- (wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mean

1 sense of mean

Sense 1
mean, mean value -- (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)
       => average, norm -- (a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mean

7 senses of mean

Sense 1
mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")
       => convey -- (make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me")

Sense 2
entail, imply, mean -- (have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers")
       => necessitate -- (cause to be a concomitant)

Sense 3
mean, intend, signify, stand for -- (denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means")

Sense 4
intend, mean, think -- (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")

Sense 5
mean -- (have a specified degree of importance; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything")

Sense 6
think of, have in mind, mean -- (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!")
       => associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect -- (make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all")

Sense 7
mean -- (destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you")
       => intend, destine, designate, specify -- (design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")

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