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Definition 1: the means whereby some act is accomplished - [noun denoting act]

Samples where tool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
  • science has given us new tools to fight disease

Synonyms for tool in the sense of this definition

(tool is a kind of ...) thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

"a means of control" "an example is the best agency of instruction" "the true way to success"

Definition 2: an implement used in the practice of a vocation - [noun denoting artifact]

(tool is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing

(... is a kind of tool ) a stone tool from the Paleolithic age

(... is a kind of tool ) a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone

(... is a kind of tool ) a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool driven by a motor

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for making holes or indentations

(... is a kind of tool ) a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for driving or forcing something by impact

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for rounding corners or edges

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for shaping metal

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand

(... is a kind of tool ) a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving

"he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

(... is a kind of tool ) a stone tool from the Neolithic Age

(... is a kind of tool ) hydraulic tool inserted into a wrecked vehicle and used to pry the wreckage apart in order to provide access to people trapped inside

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool for bending

"he used pliers as a bender"

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

(... is a kind of tool ) any of several tools for straightening fibers

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used for cutting or slicing

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

(... is a kind of tool ) a crude stone artifact (as a chipped flint); possibly the earliest tools

(... is a kind of tool ) an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs

(... is a kind of tool ) tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

(... is a kind of tool ) used for working in gardens or yards

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

(... is a kind of tool ) tool for exerting pressure or lifting

(... is a kind of tool ) a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

Definition 3: obscene terms for penis - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for tool in the sense of this definition

(tool is a kind of ...) the male sex organ (`member' is a euphemism)

(tool is used in the usage domain ...) an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Definition 4: a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for tool in the sense of this definition

(tool is a kind of ...) a person who is owned by someone

Definition 5: work with a tool - [verb of creation]

(tool is a kind of ...) shape, form, or improve a material

"work stone into tools" "process iron" "work the metal"

Definition 6: ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it - [verb of motion]

Samples where tool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We tooled down the street

Synonyms for tool in the sense of this definition

(tool is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(tool has a similar meaning as ...) drive

"The convertible tooled down the street"

(tool belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 7: drive - [verb of motion]

Samples where tool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The convertible tooled down the street

(tool is a kind of ...) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

(tool has a similar meaning as ...) ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

"We tooled down the street"

Definition 8: furnish with tools - [verb of possession]

(tool is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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