means

means
I mi:nz noun singular or plural
(the instrument(s), method(s) etc by which a thing is, or may be, done or made to happen: By what means can we find out?) medio, manera
- by means of
- by no means

II mi:nz noun plural
(money available or necessary for living etc: She's a person of considerable means.) medios de vida, recursos económicos, ingresos
means n
1. medio
a means of transport un medio de transporte
2. manera / modo
there is no means of knowing no hay manera de saberlo
by no means de ninguna manera
El plural de means se escribe means
means
tr[miːnz]
noun (pl means)
1 (way, method) medio, manera
there's no means of escape no hay escapatoria, no hay manera de escapar
a means of transport un medio de transporte
plural noun
1 (resources) medios nombre masculino plural de vida, recursos nombre masculino plural económicos, ingresos nombre masculino plural; (income) renta f sing
a person of means una persona acaudalada, una persona de buena posición económica
they have private means viven de renta
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
a means to an end un medio de conseguir un objetivo, un medio para lograr un fin
by all means naturalmente, por supuesto
by means of por medio de, mediante
by no means / not by any means de ninguna manera, de ningún modo
to be beyond somebody's means no estar al alcance de alguien
to live beyond one's means vivir por encima de sus posibilidades
to live within one's means vivir dentro de sus posibilidades
means of identification identificación nombre femenino
means test investigación de la situación económica de una persona
means
n.pl.
arbitrio s.m.
arcaduz s.m.
bártulos s.m.pl.
caudal s.m.
elemento s.m.
medio s.m.
recurso s.m.
resorte s.m.
miːnz
noun (pl means)
1) (+ sing vb)
a) (method) medio m

a means to an end — un medio para lograr un fin

does the end justify the means? — ¿el fin justifica los medios?

means of transport — medio de transporte

there's no means of finding out — no hay manera or forma de saberlo; see also ways and means

b) (in phrases)

by all means — por supuesto, cómo no! (esp AmL)

by no means, not by any means: we are by no means rich no somos ricos ni mucho menos: it's not a perfect film by any means de ninguna manera or de ningún modo es una película perfecta; by means of — (as prep) por medio de, mediante

2) (frml) (+ pl vb) (wealth) medios mpl (económicos), recursos mpl; (income) ingresos mpl

a woman of means — una mujer de buena posición económica

they live beyond their means — llevan un tren de vida que no se pueden costear or que sus ingresos no les permiten

[miːnz]
1. N
1) (with sing vb) (=way) manera fsing , modo msing ; (=method) medio msing

by any means — de cualquier manera, del modo que sea

not by any means — de ninguna manera or ningún modo

by any means possible — como sea/fuera posible, a como dé/diera lugar (CAm, Mex)

there is no means of doing it — no hay manera or modo de hacerlo

by some means or other — de alguna manera u otra, de algún modo u otro

by this means — de esta manera, de este modo

a means to an end — un medio para conseguir algo or un fin

by means of — por medio de

it moves by means of a pulley system — se mueve por medio de poleas

means of transport — medio m de transporte

fair I, 1., 1)
2) (in phrases)

by all means! — ¡claro que sí!, ¡por supuesto!

by all means take one — por favor toma uno

"is she a friend of yours?" - "by no means" — -¿es amiga suya? -de ninguna manera or ningún modo

they're by no means rich — no son ricos, ni mucho menos

it is by no means difficult — no es nada difícil

by no manner of means — en absoluto

3) (with pl vb) (Econ) recursos mpl , medios mpl

we haven't the means to do it — no contamos con los recursos or los medios para hacerlo

to live beyond one's means — vivir por encima de sus posibilidades, gastar más de lo que se gana

a man of means — un hombre acaudalado

private means — rentas fpl (particulares)

to live within one's means — vivir de acuerdo con sus posibilidades

2.
CPD

means test N — prueba f de haberes (para determinar si una persona tiene derecho a determinada prestación)

means-test
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[miːnz]
noun (pl means)
1) (+ sing vb)
a) (method) medio m

a means to an end — un medio para lograr un fin

does the end justify the means? — ¿el fin justifica los medios?

means of transport — medio de transporte

there's no means of finding out — no hay manera or forma de saberlo; see also ways and means

b) (in phrases)

by all means — por supuesto, cómo no! (esp AmL)

by no means, not by any means: we are by no means rich no somos ricos ni mucho menos: it's not a perfect film by any means de ninguna manera or de ningún modo es una película perfecta; by means of — (as prep) por medio de, mediante

2) (frml) (+ pl vb) (wealth) medios mpl (económicos), recursos mpl; (income) ingresos mpl

a woman of means — una mujer de buena posición económica

they live beyond their means — llevan un tren de vida que no se pueden costear or que sus ingresos no les permiten


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