377. Language is a means of communication, but it is much more than that.
Have you any means of identification?你有没有任何身份证件?
much more than此处意为“远远不仅于此”。如:
Cell phone is much more than a took.手机远远不仅是一种工具。
※ by all means意为“当然可以;尽一切办法”。如:
You can have a look. By all means.你可以看一眼，当然可以。
※ by means of意为“以……方法”。如:
The blocks were raised by means of a crane.那些大块物件是通过起重机吊起来的。
※ by no means意为“绝不，一点也不”。如:
She is by no means a bad girl.她绝不是个坏女孩。