method Definition

  • 1a particular way of doing something, especially a systematic way
  • 2orderliness of thought or behavior; systematic planning or action

Using method: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "method" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The scientific method involves observation and experimentation.

  • Example

    She has a method for organizing her closet.

  • Example

    He used an unorthodox method to solve the problem.

  • Example

    The teacher's method of teaching is very effective.

method Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for method

Phrases with method

  • the method in someone's madness

    an underlying purpose or reason for what appears to be senseless or chaotic behavior


    At first, I couldn't understand why she was doing things that way, but then I realized there was a method in her madness.

  • by no means/methods

    not at all or in no way


    By no means should you give up on your dreams.

  • one's unique approach or strategy for achieving a goal, often unconventional or unorthodox


    His method of madness may seem strange, but it works for him.

Origins of method

from Latin 'methodus', from Greek 'methodos', meaning 'pursuit of knowledge'


Summary: method in Brief

The term 'method' [ˈmɛθəd] refers to a systematic way of doing something, often with an underlying orderliness of thought or behavior. It can be applied to various contexts, such as scientific experimentation or personal organization, and is synonymous with 'system,' 'technique,' 'approach,' and 'procedure.' Phrases like 'the method in someone's madness' and 'by no means/methods' add nuance to the term.

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