Word:

Tool

Pronunciation: tŌl
n.1.An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
2.A machine for cutting or shaping materials; - also called machine tool.
3.Hence, any instrument of use or service.
That angry fool . . .
Whipping her horse, did with his smarting tool
Oft whip her dainty self.
- Spenser.
4.A weapon.
Him that is aghast of every tool.
- Chaucer.
5.A person used as an instrument by another person; - a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
I was not made for a minion or a tool.
- Burks.
v. t.1.To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
[imp. & p. p. tooled ; p. pr. & vb. n. tooling.]
2.To drive, as a coach.
v. i.1.To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.
Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well-kept roads.
- Illust. American.
Noun1.tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
2.tool - the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
Synonyms: instrument
3.tool - a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
Synonyms: puppet, creature
4.tool - obscene terms for penis
Synonyms: cock, pecker, peter, dick, putz, prick, shaft
Verb1.tool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
2.tool - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
Synonyms: joyride, tool around
3.tool - furnish with tools
4.tool - work with a tool
1.(tool)tool - A program used primarily to create, manipulate, modify, or analyse other programs, such as a compiler or an editor or a cross-referencing program. Opposite: app, operating system.
2.tool - A Unix application program with a simple, "transparent" (typically text-stream) interface designed specifically to be used in programmed combination with other tools (see filter, plumbing).
3.(jargon)tool - (MIT: general to students there) To work; to study (connotes tedium). The TMRC Dictionary defined this as "to set one's brain to the grindstone". See hack.
4.(jargon, person)tool - (MIT) A student who studies too much and hacks too little. MIT's student humour magazine rejoices in the name "Tool and Die".
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Browse
too bad
too big for one's breeches
too large
Too late
too little
Too many
Too many irons in the fire
too much
too soon
Too too
too-careful
too-generous
too-greedy
TOOIS
Took
Took and carried away
-- Tool --
tool around
tool bag
Tool Builder Kit
tool cabinet
tool case
tool chest
Tool Command Language
tool kit
Tool steel
tool-and-die work
Tool-post
Tool-rest
toolbar
toolbook
toolbox
Toolbuilder
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