means, make Old form(s): meanes
take pains, make efforts
R3 V.iii.249[Richmond to his soldiers, of King Richard] One that made means to come by what he hath
TG V.iv.138[Duke to Thurio, of Silvia] To make such means for her as thou hast done, / And leave her on such slight conditions
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL