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Definition 1: any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

"the dog barked all night"

(... is a kind of toy ) an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization

(... is a kind of toy ) breed of toy dogs originating in Japan having a silky black-and-white or red-and-white coat

(... is a kind of toy ) breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat

(... is a kind of toy ) a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle

(... is a kind of toy ) a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese

(... is a kind of toy ) a very small spaniel

(... is a kind of toy ) a small active dog

Definition 2: an artifact designed to be played with - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of toy ) a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring; propelled by jumping

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound

(... is a kind of toy ) a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

(... is a kind of toy ) a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in

(... is a kind of toy ) a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide

(... is a kind of toy ) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

(... is a kind of toy ) a child's plaything consisting on an imitation horse's head on one end of a stick

(... is a kind of toy ) mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)

(... is a kind of toy ) a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin

"he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"

(... is a kind of toy ) a toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks

(... is a kind of toy ) a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target

(... is a kind of toy ) a spherical object used as a plaything

"he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"

(... is a kind of toy ) small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

(... is a kind of toy ) anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)

(... is a kind of toy ) a small replica of a person; used as a toy

(... is a kind of toy ) a small model of a house used as a toy by children

(... is a kind of toy ) a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition

(... is a kind of toy ) a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened

(... is a kind of toy ) a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings

(... is a kind of toy ) an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors

(... is a kind of toy ) plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

(... is a kind of toy ) (trademark) a child's plastic construction set for making mechanical models

(... is a kind of toy ) a child's construction set for making mechanical models

(... is a kind of toy ) a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand

Definition 3: a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

"she made a copy of the designer dress" "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

Definition 4: a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier) - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a toy stove

(toy is a kind of ...) copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

Definition 5: a device regarded as providing amusement - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • private airplanes are a rich man's toy

(toy is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 6: engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously - [verb of body]

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

  • They played games on their opponents
  • play the stock market
  • play with her feelings
  • toy with an idea

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 7: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination - [verb of contact]

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

  • She played nervously with her wedding ring
  • Don't fiddle with the screws
  • He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

(... is a kind of toy ) cause to be out on a fielding play

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

  • Play about with a young girl's affection

Synonyms for toy in the sense of this definition

(toy is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(toy has a similar meaning as ...) consider not very seriously

"He is trifling with her" "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

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