Tool synonyms

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A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
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Additional; aiding the principal design; contributory; secondary; subordinate; supplemental.
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A person who knowingly participates with another in an unlawful act; partner in crime
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A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
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The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
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A machine that turns energy into mechanical force or motion, especially one that gets its energy from a source of heat, such as the burning of a fuel. The efficiency of an engine is the ratio between the kinetic energy produced by the machine and the energy needed to produce it.
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The definition of means is money or financing to afford or do something.
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A person used by another as a dupe or tool.
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A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension.
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(Slang) A person acting as a decoy or as an informer, especially one who is a spy for the police.
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Cruft from bits of hay that sticks to clothing, etc.
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A newcomer, especially one who is unfamiliar with the ways of a place or group.
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An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
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(Chiefly US) Alternative spelling of adze.
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The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization.
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To move or roll along on or as on wheels
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Any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc.
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The definition of a utensil is a tool used for cooking, eating or other useful purpose.
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A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task:
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An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords.
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An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
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A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
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Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity:
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(Usually pejorative) someone who does a job purely for money, rather than out of interest in the work itself
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The definition of a dupe is a person who has been tricked or fooled.
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An agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
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(Computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
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One who acts as an intermediary or messenger between two sides.
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A military or official courier.
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Someone who is easily fooled or victimised
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Any of various birds of several genera in the family Corvidae, usually brightly colored and often having a loud, harsh call.
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A piece of candy which is sucked; a lollypop.
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(Informal, derogatory) A person who is taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something.
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One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
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(Slang) A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
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Any of various prickly pears (esp. Opuntia tuna), cultivated for their edible fruits
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One who serves another, providing help in some manner.
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A cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood.
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A carpenter's tool for boring holes longer than those bored by a gimlet.
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A small, pointed tool for making holes in wood, leather, etc.
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(Slang) A musical instrument, especially a guitar.
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An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.
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(Computers) A collection of data or program records stored as a unit with a single name.
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A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
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A small ax with a short handle, for use with one hand: often the part of the head opposite the cutting edge is shaped like the striking portion of a hammerhead
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The definition of a plane is a woodworking tool that removes wood to create a flat surface, or the shortened form of the word airplane.
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Small pincers in any of various forms, often with serrated jaws, for gripping small objects, bending wire, etc.
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A small, often jointed figure, as of a human being or animal, typically designed to be manipulated, as from within by the fingers of a hand or by strings held from above
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A machine for operating a saw or saws
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A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.
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A tool used to cut threads inside a nut, pipe, etc.
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(Chess) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
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(Intransitive, cricket) To hit the ball with a drive.
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To carry by motor vehicle.
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To steer or control the course of:
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(Cricket) A set of six legal balls bowled.
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To change posture or position; stir:
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(Dated, humorous) A chief man; a leader or master.
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(Slang, vulgar) The penis. [from 16th c.]
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obscene terms for penis
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(Architecture) A column or obelisk.
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A person or thing that pecks
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Either of the two Letters of Peter
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(Vulgar Slang) A penis.
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A strange or imaginary being
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To take a joyride.
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(Idiomatic) To spend one's time idly.
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Any small, esp. mechanical contrivance or device
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Synonym Study

  • Utensil is used of any implement or container for domestic use, esp. a pot, pan, etc.
  • Appliance specifically suggests a mechanical or power-driven device, esp. one for household use
  • Instrument specifically implies use for delicate work or for scientific or artistic purposes surgical instruments and may also be applied, as are tool and implement , to a thing or person serving as a means to an end
  • Implement applies to any device used to carry on some work or effect some purpose agricultural implements
  • Tool is commonly applied to manual implements such as are used in carpentry, plumbing, etc.
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