Idea and Means


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Idea noun – Something imagined or pictured in the mind.
Means and idea are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Means" instead a noun "Idea".
Nearby Words: ideal, ideation
Synonyms for Idea


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Means noun – How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
Idea and means are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Idea" instead a noun "Means".
Nearby Words: mean, meaning
Synonyms for Means

How words are described

old old idea old means
good good idea good means
best best idea best means
better better idea better means
Other adjectives: similar, common, popular, actual, real, evil, little, main, new, traditional, less, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • They don't even know how they ended up in the past (Naruto had sealed away all scrolls and knowledge pertaining to Time Travel, as it was potentially dangerous), and unfortunately, they have no idea or means of undoing the situation.
    Source: Peggy Sue
  • Western Animation / Daria Daria "having an idea/suggestion" for a school activity, which actually means she made some vague comment that gave her teacher an idea she doesn't even like.
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest Having only begun his journey to understand what it means to be human, Andrew has no idea what she means and suggests that she marry her fiancé.
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Means or Idea. 2016. Accessed May 19, 2022.

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