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ˈmɛθ ədmethod

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. method(noun)

    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

  2. method acting, method(noun)

    an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed

GCIDE

  1. Method(n.)

    A technique used in acting in which the actor tries to identify with the individual personality of the specific character being portrayed, so as to provide a realistic rendering of the character's role. Also called the Method, method acting, the Stanislavsky Method or Stanislavsky System.

    Etymology: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

Wiktionary

  1. method(Noun)

    A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  2. method(Noun)

    A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  3. method(Noun)

    In object-oriented languages, a subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  4. method(Noun)

    Marijuana.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Method(noun)

    an orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind

    Etymology: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

  2. Method(noun)

    orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual

    Etymology: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

  3. Method(noun)

    classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnaean method

    Etymology: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

Freebase

  1. Method

    In object-oriented programming, a method is a subroutine associated with a class. Methods define the behavior to be exhibited by instances of the associated class at program run time. Methods have the special property that at runtime, they have access to data stored in an instance of the class they are associated with and are thereby able to control the state of the instance. The association between class and method is called binding. A method associated with a class is said to be bound to the class. Methods can be bound to a class at compile time or to an object at runtime.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Method

    meth′ud, n. the mode or rule of accomplishing an end: orderly procedure: manner: orderly arrangement: system, rule, classification: manner of performance: an instruction-book systematically arranged.—adjs. Method′ic, -al, arranged with method: disposed in a just and natural manner: formal.—adv. Method′ically.—v.t. Meth′odise, to reduce to method: to dispose in due order.—ns. Meth′odism, the principles and practice of the Methodists; Meth′odist, one who observes method: one of a sect of Christians founded by John Wesley (1703-91), noted for the strictness of its discipline: one who is very strict in religion.—adjs. Methodist′ic, -al, resembling the Methodists: strict in religious matters.—adv. Methodist′ically.—n. Methodol′ogy, the science of method in scientific procedure. [Fr.,—L. methodus—Gr. methodosmeta, after, hodos, a way.]

Editors Contribution

  1. method

    A systematic process or procedure.

    They love each other so much and look forward with joyful anticipation to their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  
  2. method

    A systematic way of doing or creating.

    The method for the feeding of the calves was easy as he had farmed for years.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'method' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1093

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'method' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2266

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'method' in Nouns Frequency: #212

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of method in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of method in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of method in a Sentence

  1. Scott Kahan:

    No other method of tracking weight loss is 100 percent equivalent to weighing yourself. In a lot of cases, just working through the scale anxiety with a professional helps to get past that, so you can use it in a productive way.

  2. Bernadette Meehan:

    The return from Cuba of fugitives from U.S. justice is an issue of long-standing concern to the United States that will be addressed in the broader context of normalizing relations, we believe this is the best method for finally bringing these cases to a successful resolution, and that they are not a bar to rescission of Cuba's state sponsor designation.

  3. Benjamin Ensor:

    Are people crying out for a really different method of making payments? I think that's not yet clear, consumers just want to buy stuff.

  4. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.

  5. Tio Hardiman:

    I do think theres a little something different in the air right now because it appears that theres no method to the madness thats going on across the nation, like in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, a lot of different cities, whats going on is that its learned behavior. Its passed down from generation to generation ... you have people out here now that are shooting just to shoot people. Thats what makes it more dangerous.

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