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Another word for tool

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Noun
  1. A device used to do work or perform a task

      1. An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
      3. A device for playing or producing music:
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
  2. A person used or controlled by others

      1. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
      2. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
      3. A stool pigeon.
      1. A small figure of a person or animal, having a cloth body and hollow head, designed to be fitted over and manipulated by the hand.
      2. A figure having jointed parts animated from above by strings or wires; a marionette.
      3. A toy representing a human figure; a doll.
      1. Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty.
      2. The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan:
      3. A person serving as security; a hostage.
      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
      3. A device for playing or producing music:
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. A person used by another as a dupe or tool.
      2. A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface.
      3. A knot made by twisting a section of rope to form two adjacent eyes through which a hook is passed, used in hoisting.
Verb
  1. To run and control (a motor vehicle)

      1. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
      2. The steering device on a vehicle.
      3. A potter's wheel.
      1. One who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight.
      2. One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
      3. The helmsman of a ship.
      1. Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.
      2. A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
      3. A motor vehicle, especially an automobile:
      1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
      2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
      3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).

Another word for tool

Noun
  1. An implement

      1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
      1. The act of contriving.
      2. The state of being contrived.
      3. Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
      1. that by which something is done or obtained; agency
      2. resources or available wealth
      3. great wealth; riches
      1. A machine that converts energy into mechanical force or motion.
      2. Such a machine distinguished from an electric, spring-driven, or hydraulic motor by its use of a fuel.
      3. A mechanical appliance, instrument, or tool:
      1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
      2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
      1. An instrument of attack or defense in combat, as a gun, missile, or sword.
      2. A part or organ, such as a claw or stinger, used by an animal in attack or defense.
      3. A means used to defend against or defeat another:
      1. A machine or mechanical appliance.
      2. The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
      3. A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine:
      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
      3. A device for playing or producing music:
      1. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form.
      2. A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.
      3. A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task:
      1. An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
  2. One who permits himself to be used

      1. Any of various often large scombroid marine food and game fishes of the genus Thunnus and related genera, several of which, including albacore and skipjack tuna, are commercially important sources of canned fish.
      2. Any of several related fishes, such as the bonito.
      3. The edible flesh of tuna, often canned or processed.
      1. Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
      2. A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
      1. The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedian; a straight man.
      2. One who allows oneself to be used for another's profit or advantage; a puppet.
      3. A stool pigeon.
      1. A person easily taken advantage of, cheated, blamed, or ridiculed.
      1. One that sucks, especially an unweaned domestic animal.
      2. One who is easily deceived; a dupe.
      3. One that is indiscriminately attracted to something specified:
      1. An inexperienced or immature person, especially one who is easily deceived.
      2. A newcomer, especially one who is unfamiliar with the ways of a place or group.
      1. Grass seed shaken out of hay.
      2. Pieces of chaff or straw that fall from hay.
      3. An unsophisticated person from a rural area; a bumpkin.
      1. A person acting as a decoy or as an informer, especially one who is a spy for the police.
      2. A pigeon used as a decoy.
      1. someone who is easily fooled or victimised
      2. an easy target
      1. A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
      2. A military or official courier.
      3. An envoy to another person, party, or government.
      1. One who acts as an intermediary or messenger between two sides.
      1. One that acts or has the power or authority to act.
      2. One empowered to act for or represent another:
      3. A means by which something is done or caused; an instrument.
      1. A device or structure for transporting persons or things; a conveyance:
      2. A self-propelled conveyance that runs on tires; a motor vehicle.
      3. A medium through which something is transmitted, expressed, or accomplished:
      1. Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.
      2. An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on.
      3. An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred:
      1. A person used by another as a dupe or tool.
      2. A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface.
      3. A knot made by twisting a section of rope to form two adjacent eyes through which a hook is passed, used in hoisting.
      1. Existing or occurring between; intermediate.
      2. Acting as a mediator or an agent between persons or things.
      3. One that acts as a mediator.
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. One who works solely for compensation, especially a person willing to perform for a fee tasks considered menial or offensive.
      1. One who participates in the commission of a crime without being the principal actor.
      1. Giving assistance or support; helping.
      2. Acting as a subsidiary; supplementary:
      3. Held in or used as a reserve:
      1. A subordinate or supplementary item; an adjunct.
      2. Something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result.
      3. One who knowingly assists a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but does not actually participate in that crime.

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.