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meth·od

 (mĕth′əd)
n.
1. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something: a simple method for making a pie crust; mediation as a method of solving disputes. See Usage Note at methodology.
2. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end: random efforts that lack method.
3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge: This field course gives an overview of archaeological method.
4. Method A technique of acting in which the actor recalls emotions and reactions from past experience and uses them in identifying with and individualizing the character being portrayed.

[Middle English, medical procedure, from Latin methodus, method, from Greek methodos, pursuit, method : meta-, beyond, after; see meta- + hodos, way, journey.]
Synonyms: method, system, routine, manner, fashion, mode, way
These nouns refer to the plans or procedures followed to accomplish a task or attain a goal. Method implies a detailed, logically ordered plan: What method does your school use for teaching math? System suggests order, regularity, and coordination of methods: Our products have improved dramatically since we initiated a quality-control system. A routine is a habitual method: We got into the routine of getting up early and going for a walk. The word sometimes implies tedium or thoughtlessness: I fell into the routine of doing housework on Saturdays and lost touch with my biking friends. Manner and fashion emphasize personal or distinctive behavior: I can't stand the improvised manner with which you make meals. The old friends play chess in the most serious fashion. Mode often denotes a manner influenced by or arising from tradition or custom: They are a traditional people with a nomadic mode of life. Way is the least specific of these terms: Isn't there an easier way to lose weight?

method

(ˈmɛθəd)
n
1. a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
2. orderliness of thought, action, etc
3. (often plural) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
4. (Music, other) bell-ringing any of several traditional sets of changes. See major19, minor8
[C16: via French from Latin methodus, from Greek methodos, literally: a going after, from meta- after + hodos way]

Method

(ˈmɛθəd)
n
(Film) (sometimes not capital)
a. a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his or her role on the inner motivation of the character being played
b. (as modifier): a Method actor.

meth•od

(ˈmɛθ əd)

n.
1. a procedure, technique, or planned way of doing something.
2. order or system in doing anything: to work with method.
3. orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
4. the Method. Also called Stanislavsky Method (or System). a theory and technique of acting in which the actor attempts to experience the inner life of the character being portrayed.
adj.
5. (usu. cap.) of, pertaining to, or employing the Method.
[1375–1425; Middle English: medical procedure < Latin < Greek méthodos systematic course]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.method - a way of doing something, especially a systematic waymethod - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
know-how - the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method - the principles and methods of instruction
method of choice - the best method to achieve a desired result
methodology - the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
mnemonics - a method or system for improving the memory
solution - a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
technicolor - a trademarked method of making color motion pictures
statistical method, statistical procedure - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
wrinkle - a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
2.method - 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
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama

method

method

noun
1. The approach used to do something:
2. Systematic arrangement and design:
Translations
اُسْلوبطَرِيقَةٌطَريقَهمنهجمَنْهَج ، خُطه َّ مُحَدَّدَه
metodametodičnostsoustavnostzpůsob
metodesystemfremgangsmådemåde
metodo
metodimetodinäytteleminenmenetelmä
metoda
aðferðaîferîaîferî; kerfiskipulag, kerfi
方法
방법
via
metodasmetodikametodiškaimetodiškasmetodiškumas
kārtībametodemetodikasistēma
metodickosť
metodapostopek
metod
วิธีการ
phương pháp

method

[ˈmeθəd]
A. N
1. (= manner, way) → método m; (= procedure) → procedimiento m
method of paymentforma f de pago
there's method in his madnessno está tan loco como parece
2. (= technique) → técnica f
B. CPD method actor Nactor m adepto del método Stanislavski
method actress Nactriz f adepta del método Stanislavski

method

[ˈmɛθəd] nméthode f
new teaching methods → de nouvelles méthodes d'enseignement
a method of doing sth → une méthode pour faire qch
a new method of detecting Down's syndrome → une nouvelle méthode de détection du syndrome de Down, une nouvelle méthode pour détecter le syndrome de Down method of paymentmethod acting nméthode f Stanislavskimethod actor nadepte m de la méthode Stanislavskimethod actress nadepte f de la méthode Stanislavski

method

nMethode f; (= process)Verfahren nt; (Cook) → Zubereitung f; (in experiment) → Vorgehens- or Verfahrensweise f; method of payment/applicationZahlungs-/Anwendungsweise f; there’s method in his madnesssein Wahnsinn hat Methode

method

[ˈmɛθəd] n
a. (manner, way) → metodo, sistema m
my method of working → il mio metodo di lavoro
method of payment → modo or modalità fpl di pagamento
b. (orderliness) → metodo
there's method in his madness → la sua follia non è priva di logica

method

(ˈmeθəd) noun
1. the way in which one does something. I don't like his methods of training workers.
2. an orderly or fixed series of actions for doing something. Follow the method set down in the instruction book.
3. good sense and a definite plan. Her work seems to lack method.
meˈthodical (-ˈθo-) adjective
(negative unmethodical).
1. arranged or done in an orderly manner or according to a plan. a methodical search.
2. (in the habit of) acting in a planned, orderly way. a methodical person/nature.
meˈthodically adverb

method

طَرِيقَةٌ metoda metode Methode μέθοδος método metodi méthode metoda metodo 方法 방법 methode metode metoda método метод metod วิธีการ yöntem phương pháp 方法

meth·od

n. método, procedimiento; proceso; tratamiento.

method

n método; Lamaze — método Lamaze; rhythm — método del ritmo
References in classic literature ?
I should not have chosen that way of mending a fault," replied her mother, "but I'm not sure that it won't do you more good than a molder method.
If all our reasons for fear, my friend, are confined to such as proceed from supernatural causes, we have but little occasion to be alarmed," continued the undisturbed Cora, "are you certain that our enemies have not invented some new and ingenious method to strike us with terror, that their conquest may become more easy?
The country-girl, willing to give her utmost assistance, proposed to make an Indian cake, after her mother's peculiar method, of easy manufacture, and which she could vouch for as possessing a richness, and, if rightly prepared, a delicacy, unequalled by any other mode of breakfast-cake.
Think not that I shall interfere with Heaven's own method of retribution, or, to my own loss, betray him to the gripe of human law.
This had become thoroughly her attitude by the time that, in my recital of the events of the night, I reached the point of what Miles had said to me when, after seeing him, at such a monstrous hour, almost on the very spot where he happened now to be, I had gone down to bring him in; choosing then, at the window, with a concentrated need of not alarming the house, rather that method than a signal more resonant.
It is not my intention, were it in my power, to enter into the inquiry as to the true method of dividing the cetacea into groups and families.
There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.
The method of operation of the higher intelligences was Tom Finnegan's theme, and he desired to find out if Jurgis had ever considered that the representation of things in their present similarity might be altogether unintelligible upon a more elevated plane.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.
It was a kind of satire on Nature: it was the scientific method, the geologic method; it deposited the history of the family in a stratified record; and the antiquary could dig through it and tell by the remains of each period what changes of diet the family had introduced successively for a hundred years.
I believed we could walk down to Wa"ggis or Vitznau in a day, but I knew we could go down by rail in about an hour, so I chose the latter method.
As a result of this method Hannah, who could only have been developed by forces applied from without, was painstaking, humdrum, and limited; while Rebecca, who apparently needed nothing but space to develop in, and a knowledge of terms in which to express herself, grew and grew and grew, always from within outward.