how a result is obtained or an end is achieved a process or method
- "a means of communcation"
considerable capital (wealth or income)
- "he is a man of means"
denote or connote
- "What does signify mean in Swedish?"
- "`maison' means `house' in French"
- "An example sentence would show what this word means"
- "What does all this noise mean?"
have a specified degree of importance
- "Happiness means everything"
- "My ex-husband means nothing to me"