Definitions of method

  1.   a way of doing something, esp. a systematic one; implies an orderly logical arrangement ( usually in steps)
  2.   Mode of procedure; logical arrangement; orderly arrangement; system; classification.
  3.   a way of doing or being; " in no wise"; " in this wise"
  4.   a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement ( usually in steps)
  5.   Regular arrangement of things; system; order; classification; way; plan or scheme.
  6.   The mode or manner of performing an operation, making a test, etc.
  7.   A way or order of doing; orderly arrangement or procedure.
  8.   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.
  9.   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.
  10.   The mode or rule of accomplishing an end: orderly procedure: manner: arrangement: system: rule: classification.
  11.   A suitable arrangement of things, proceedings, or ideas, to prevent confusion; a regular mode or manner of doing anything; orderly arrangement; system of arrangement peculiar to an individual; order; system; way; manner.
  12.   Orderly procedure; manner; system.
  13.   Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.
  14.   Methodic, methodical.

Quotes of method

  1. He wasn't really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co -star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you. – Jane Badler
  2. Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. – Thomas Gray
  3. History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise. – Wilson Greatbatch
  4. When modern physics exerts itself to establish the world's formula, what occurs thereby is this: the being of entities has resolved itself into the method of the totally calculable. – Martin Heidegger
  5. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. – Hermann Hesse
  6. There isn't any formula or method You learn to love by loving- by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. – Aldous Huxley
  7. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. – Carl Jung
  8. I do like to work on a Marvel method so if I've got the opportunity, and the writer is happy to do it, I like to have a writer detail what happens on a page, but not saying what happens in every scene. – David Lloyd
  9. Interactive computers and software will, I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry, in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction. – Roy Romer
  10. The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  11. Until we totally change the way we elect our leaders, until we remove private money from public campaigns, lying will be the de facto method of governance in this country. – Peter Schuyler
  12. Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. – Alexander Solzehnitsyn
  13. The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation. – Stanley Smith Stevens
  14. What this means is that we shouldn't abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation. – Edward Tufte

Usage examples for method

  1. It is to be hoped that some more friendly method will be found. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  2. If there is a way out, that is the only method by which it may be found. ” – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  3. But this author takes a very different method – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. “ " That's the great advantage of pine," said Mr. Curtis, when he had explained the method to the boys. ” – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  5. And there is a deal to be said for this method – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  6. Either method would serve. ” – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  7. But then again the method presently changes. ” – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  8. His method of attack will be different. ” – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  9. They are part of the artist's subject- matter; they are not part of his method – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  10. He invented his method of making war. ” – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  11. Here the method is different, but the purpose is the same. ” – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  12. It struck them as an unusually effective method – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  13. The officers informed the king, who at once allowed him to try his method and the suffering princess was restored. ” – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  14. It is quite possible that by this method you may once in a while strike the least bit too soon, but it is a safe plan to go by. ” – Scotch Loch-Fishing by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  15. It is the method we have agreed upon. ” – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  16. The method of chucking is shown in Figs. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  17. He side- tracks 'em so gentle, they go away as satisfied as if they'd been invited in; and I don't know but his method works just as well. ” – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  18. There is no method known how his safety may be assured. ” – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  19. “ Mr. Manley's certainty about the right method of dealing with the matter was catching. ” – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  20. However, there was method even in Roland's selfish plans. ” – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Idioms for method