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means

  
1       n-count   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.  
with supp  
The move is a means to fight crime..., The army had perfected the use of terror as a means of controlling the population..., Business managers are focused on increasing their personal wealth by any available means.     
2       n-plural   You can refer to the money that someone has as their means.  
FORMAL   ...a person of means..., He did not have the means to compensate her.     
3    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.  
beyond one's means      phrase   v PHR, v-link PHR  
The more gifts she received, the more she craved, until he was living beyond his means...     
4    If you do something by means of a particular method, instrument, or process, you do it using that method, instrument, or process.  
by means of      prep-phrase  
This is a two year course taught by means of lectures and seminars...     
5    You can say `by all means' to tell someone that you are very willing to allow them to do something.  
by all means      convention  
  (formulae)   
`Can I come and have a look at your house?'<emdash>`Yes by all means'.     
6    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.  
by no means/not by any means/by no manner of means      phrase   PHR with cl/group, PHR before v     (emphasis)    This is by no means out of the ordinary..., They were not finished, however, not by any means.     
7    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.  
a means to an end      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
We seem to have lost sight of the fact that marketing is only a means to an end.     


means test        ( means tests    plural  ) A means test is a test in which your income is calculated in order to decide whether you qualify for a grant or benefit from the state.      n-count   usu sing  
means-tested     
A grant or benefit that is means-tested varies in amount depending on a means test.      adj  
...means-tested benefits.     
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n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
exp.
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
n.
got a lot on his plate
exp.
be very expensive; cost a lot
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]
n.
a humorous and old-fashioned word that means a chamber pot
Comes from the fact that the chamber pot 'gazunder' (= goes under) the bed
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe

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