by all means
phrasal most assuredly ; certainly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by all means — also[by all manner of means] {adv. phr.} Certainly, without fail. * /He felt that he should by all means warn Jones./ Contrast: BY NO MEANS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by all means — also[by all manner of means] {adv. phr.} Certainly, without fail. * /He felt that he should by all means warn Jones./ Contrast: BY NO MEANS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By all means — By By (b[imac]), prep. [OE. bi, AS. b[=i], big, near to, by, of, from, after, according to; akin to OS. & OFries. bi, be, D. bij, OHG. b[=i], G. bei, Goth. bi, and perh. Gr. amfi . E. prefix be is orig. the same word. [root]203. See pref. {Be }.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by\ all\ means — • by all means • by all manner of means adv. phr. Certainly, without fail. He felt that he should by all means warn Jones. Contrast: by no means …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by all means — ► by all means of course. Main Entry: ↑means …   English terms dictionary

  • by all means — you must have dinner with us Syn: of course, certainly, definitely, surely, absolutely, with pleasure; informal sure thing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • By all means — Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. [1913 Webster] But to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by all means — yes, please do it    By all means, come to the Learning Skills Centre …   English idioms

  • by all means — certainly. If you can find a use for this old computer, by all means keep it …   New idioms dictionary

  • by all means — spoken used for politely agreeing with someone, giving permission, or saying yes Do you mind if I invite a few friends? By all means …   English dictionary

  • by all means — Synonyms and related words: OK, Roger, absolutely, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, and no mistake, as you say, assuredly, at all events, at any rate, aye, certainly, clearly, da, decidedly, decisively, definitely, distinctly, exactly, fine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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