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means test

  

      n   a test involving the checking of a person's income to determine whether he qualifies for financial or social aid from a government  
   Compare       needs test  
  means-tested      adj  
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means  
      n  
1    functioning as sing or pl   the medium, method, or instrument used to obtain a result or achieve an end  
a means of communication     
2    functioning as pl   resources or income  
3    functioning as pl   considerable wealth or income  
a man of means     
4    by all means   without hesitation or doubt; certainly  
come with us by all means     
5    by means of   with the use or help of  
6    by no manner of means   definitely not  
he was by no manner of means a cruel man     
7    by no (or not by any) means   on no account; in no way  
by no means come!     


means of production  
      pl n   (in Marxist theory) the raw materials and means of labour (tools, machines, etc.) employed in the production process  
means test  
      n   a test involving the checking of a person's income to determine whether he qualifies for financial or social aid from a government  
   Compare       needs test  
  means-tested      adj  
ways and means  
      pl n  
1    the revenues and methods of raising the revenues needed for the functioning of a state or other political unit  
2    usually cap   a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives that supervises all financial legislation  
3    the methods and resources for accomplishing some purpose  

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means

  
1    agency, avenue, channel, course, expedient, instrument, measure, medium, method, mode, process, way  
2    affluence, capital, estate, fortune, funds, income, money, property, resources, riches, substance, wealth, wherewithal  
3    by all means      absolutely, certainly, definitely, doubtlessly, of course, positively, surely  
4    by means of      by dint of, by way of, through, using, utilizing, via, with the aid of  
5    by no means      absolutely not, definitely not, in no way, not at all, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, no way, on no account  


ways and means     
ability, capability, capacity, course, funds, methods, procedure, reserves, resources, tools, way, wherewithal  

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