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 — 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 Necessary — Infobox Album | Name = By All Means Necessary Type = studio Artist = Boogie Down Productions Released = May 10, 1988 Recorded = 1987 1988 Genre = Hip Hop, East Coast hip hop, Conscious rap, Political hip hop Length = 47:28 Label = Jive/RCA 1097 J …   Wikipedia

  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By any 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 no 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 no means — phrasal in no way ; not at all …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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