ways and means
noun plural Date: 15th century 1. methods and resources for accomplishing something and especially for defraying expenses 2. often capitalized W&M a. methods and resources for raising the necessary revenues for the expenses of a nation or state b. a legislative committee concerned with this function

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  • Ways and Means — may refer to: Committee of Ways and Means of the UK parliament United States House Committee on Ways and Means Ways and Means (The West Wing), an episode of the television series The West Wing Ways and Means , a song by Snow Patrol from their… …   Wikipedia

  • Ways and means — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ways and means — {n. plural} Methods of getting something done or getting money; how something can be done and paid for. * /The boys were trying to think of ways and means to go camping for the weekend./ * /The United States Senate has a committee on ways and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ways and means — {n. plural} Methods of getting something done or getting money; how something can be done and paid for. * /The boys were trying to think of ways and means to go camping for the weekend./ * /The United States Senate has a committee on ways and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Ways and Means (The West Wing) — Infobox Television episode Title = Ways and Means Series = The West Wing Caption = Doug suggests a veto. Season = 3 Episode = 47 Airdate = October 24, 2001 Production = 227203 Writer = Aaron Sorkin (teleplay) Eli Attie Gene Sperling (story)… …   Wikipedia

  • United States House Committee on Ways and Means — Ways and Means Committee redirects here. For the UK committee, see Committee of Ways and Means. The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. Members of the Ways and Means… …   Wikipedia

  • Committee of Ways and Means — For the United States committee, see United States House Committee on Ways and Means. The Committee of Ways and Means is a government body that is charged with reviewing and making recommendations for government budgets. The term Ways and Means… …   Wikipedia

  • Chairman of Ways and Means — This article is about the position in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. For the position in the United States House of Representatives, see United States House Committee on Ways and Means. In the United Kingdom, the Chairman of Ways and …   Wikipedia

  • Ways of God — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • means — See: BY ALL MEANS, BY MEANS OF, BY NO MEANS, WAYS AND MEANS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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