English noun: means
|1.||means (act) how a result is obtained or an end is achieved|
|Samples||A means of control.|
An example is the best agency of instruction.
The true way to success.
|Broader (hypernym)||effectuation, implementation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||desperate measure, dint, escape, expedient, fast track, instrument, open sesame, road, salvation, stepping stone, tool, tooth, voice, wings|
|2.||means (artifact) an instrumentality for accomplishing some end|
|Broader (hypernym)||instrumentality, instrumentation|
|3.||means (possession) considerable capital (wealth or income)|
|Samples||He is a man of means.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||pocketbook, wherewithal|