Origin of method
Synonyms for method
Related Words for methodstyle, practice, form, habit, process, rule, technique, recipe, system, mechanism, arrangement, program, design, plan, way, manner, scheme, approach, mode, planning
Examples from the Web for method
Contemporary Examples of method
Then French obstetricians advocated that the method would reduce pain and create a birthing environment free of stress.Are Water Births Toxic to Babies?
December 12, 2014
Called by the hoity toity term of nasal insufflation, this method was used by some in Asia till a few hundred years ago.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World
December 2, 2014
Its method of transit is direct person-to-person contact with body fluids.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
He says he has perfected the method to reduce the risk of falling ill.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
“I have chosen a ‘middle-ground’ method of moderation, a sort of behind-the-scenes prodding,” he wrote in a posting.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of method
He had tried this method of seeing Viviette before, but without success.Viviette
William J. Locke
The method of working with it was simple in idea, however difficult in practice.
Saved by this method once they would reject it when it came to danger the second time.
In an instant order and method took the place of general confusion.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The method of sealing must also be judged before the can is opened.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Word Origin for method
- a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his role on the inner motivation of the character he plays
- (as modifier)a Method actor
early 15c., "regular, systematic treatment of disease," from Latin methodus "way of teaching or going," from Greek methodos "scientific inquiry, method of inquiry, investigation," originally "pursuit, a following after," from meta- "after" (see meta-) + hodos "a traveling, way" (see cede). Meaning "way of doing anything" is from 1580s; that of "orderliness, regularity" is from 1610s. In reference to a theory of acting associated with Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923.