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means

1 noun way of doing sthmodh masc3  c m ubealach masc1  c m uslí fem4  c m ucaoi fem4  c m udóigh fem2  c m uwe must find the right means to do it ní mór dúinn an bealach ceart a aimsiú chun é a dhéanamhhe has no means of transport níl aon mhodh iompair aige, níl aon ghléas iompair aigethe farm is their only means of livelihood is í an fheirm an t-aon slí mhaireachtála atá acu, is í an fheirm an t-aon ghléas beo atá acuthere's no means of access níl aon bhealach isteach annshe found an effective means of saving money tháinig sí ar shlí éifeachtach chun airgead a shábháilI have no means of fixing it níl aon bhealach agam chun é a dheisiú, níl aon chaoi agam chun é a dheisiú, níl dóigh ar bith agam le hé a dheisiúwhat's the best means of doing this? cén tslí is fearr chun é seo a dhéanamh?we need to devise means to highlight the case ní mór dúinn bealach a fháil chun aird a tharraingt ar an gcásby peaceful means go síochánta, ar bhealach síochánta, trí mhodhanna síochántawe'll use all means possible déanfaimid gach is féidir 2 noun money, resourcesacmhainn fem2  c m umaoin fem2  c m uteacht isteach NP  c m uioncam masc1  c m uthey pay tax according to their means íocann siad cáin ag brath ar an teacht isteach atá acua holiday abroad is beyond this family's means tá saoire thar lear thar acmhainn an teaghlaigh seoshe lived beyond her means bhí sí ag caitheamh airgead nach raibh aiciyou have to live within your means caithfidh tú fuineadh de réir na minehe has the financial means to buy a car tá sé d'acmhainn aige gluaisteán a cheannach, tá an t-airgead aige chun gluaisteán a cheannacha man of means fear atá go maith asshe's a lady of considerable means is bean í atá go maith as, is bean í atá ina suí go te
phrases

by all means

lean ortcoinnigh ortar aghaidh leat'Can I use your lighter?' 'By all means.' 'An féidir liom do lastóir a úsáid?' 'Déan agus fáilte.'by all means read away tá fáilte romhat léamh leat

by no means

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not by any means

) beag ná mórná baol airná faic mar éthat boat is by no means safe níl an bád sin sábháilte ná baol air

by means of sth

trí rudle rudthe house was heated by means of gas le gás a bhí an teach á théamhyou can't achieve peace by means of ignoring both sides ní féidir síocháin a bhaint amach trí neamhaird a thabhairt ar an dá thaobh

a means to an end

bealach le sprioc a bhaint amachslí chun cuspóir a bhaint amach

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