Ways noun – Structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired. Means is a synonym for ways in method topic. You can use "Means" instead a noun "Ways".
A piece in The Vagina Monologues was about various ways and means women moan during sex, featuring an array of all orgasms immodest—and modest, given that the impression of a WASP woman was to make no sound at all.
While the Christian protagonists don't quite agree with his use of joss sticks, and "the ways and means of his mysteriously conducted kitchen", he is a "capital cook", and the ladies appreciate the way he likes to decorate the food he serves.