Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 632. Means.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to Ends
1. Actual Subservience
632. Means.
NOUN:MEANS, resources, wherewithal, ways and means; capital (money) [See Money]; revenue, income; stock in trade [See Store]; provision [See Provision]; reserve, remnant, last resource, a shot in the locker [colloq.]; appliances (machinery) [See Instrument]; means and appliances; conveniences; cards to play; expedients (measures) [See Plan]; two strings to one’s bow; wheels within wheels; sheet anchor (safety) [See Refuge]; aid [See Aid]; medium [See Instrumentality].
VERB:PROVIDE THE WHEREWITHAL; find -, have -, possess- means &c. n.; have something laid by, - for a rainy day; have powerful friends, have friends at court; have something to draw on; beg, borrow, or steal.
ADJECTIVE:INSTRUMENTAL [See Instrumentality]; MECHANICAL [See Instrument].
  RELIABLE, trustworthy, efficient; honorable (upright) [See Probity].
ADVERB:BY MEANS OF, with; by -what, - all, - any, - some- means; wherewith, herewith, therewith; wherewithal.
  how (in what manner) [See Method]; through (by the instrumentality of) [See Instrumentality]; with or by the aid of (assistance) [See Aid]; by the agency of [See Agency].
QUOTATION:My extremest means Lie all unlock’d to your occasions.—Merchant of Venice



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