What does method mean?

Definitions for method
ˈmɛθ ədmethod

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word method.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. methodnoun

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

  2. method acting, methodnoun

    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. Methodnoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. methodnoun

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

  2. methodnoun

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

  3. methodnoun

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

  4. methodnoun

    Marijuana.

  5. Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. METHODnoun

    Method, taken in the largest sense, implies the placing of several things, or performing several operations in such an order as is most convenient to attain some end. Isaac Watts

    Etymology: methode, Fr. μέϑοδος.

    To see wherein the harm which they feel consisteth, the seeds from which it sprang, and the method of curing it, belongeth to a skill the study whereof is full of toil, and the practice beset with difficulties. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    If you will jest with me know my aspect,
    And fashion your demeanour to my looks,
    Or I will beat this method in your sconce. William Shakespeare.

    It will be in vain to talk to you concerning the method I think best to be observed in schools. John Locke, on Education.

    Notwithstanding a faculty be born with us, there are several methods for cultivating and improving it, and without which it will be very uncertain. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 409.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methodnoun

    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

  2. Methodnoun

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

  3. Methodnoun

    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

  4. 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  

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    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. Purvi Raniga:

    Meditation is the only method which helps us to open our vision to experience the abundances of this universe.

  2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    This is disappointing to see, first, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival. Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.

  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

  4. Sarah Dann:

    I like to use the Pomodoro method, 25 minutes of working, followed by a five-minute break.

  5. James Fairhead:

    Mimicking this ancient method has the potential to transform the lives of thousands of people living in some of the most poverty and hunger stricken regions in Africa.

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