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Definitions of means
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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
considerable capital (wealth or income); "he is a man of means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
instrumentality used to achieve an end Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
Instrument; income; estate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
The intermediate path between the agent and the object to be accomplished; that which is used to effect an end; instrument; resources; income, or that by which we live; by all means, certainly; without fail; by no means, not in any way; not in any degree; by any means, in any way; the meantime, the time between the present and that when the thing spoken of is to be done. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
1. The instrument or agency through which an end or purpose is accom- plished. 2. Resources; available property; money or property, as an available instrumentality for effecting a purpose, furnishing a livelihood, paying a debt, or the like. thelawdictionary.org
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