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tool meaning

[ tu:l ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "tool""tool" in a sentence
  • Noun: tool  tool
    1. An implement used in the practice of a vocation 
    2. The means whereby some act is accomplished
      "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
      - instrument 
    3. A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
      - creature, puppet 
    4. [vulgar] Obscene term for penis
    Verb: tool  tool
    1. Drive
      "The convertible tooled down the street" 
    2. Ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
      "We tooled down the street"
      - joyride, tool around 
    3. Furnish with tools 
    4. Work with a tool

    Sounds like: tulle

    Derived forms: tooled, tooling, tools

    Type of: agency, drive, furnish, implement, means, member, penis, phallus, process, provide, render, ride, slave, supply, way, work, work on

    Encyclopedia: Tool Tool, TX Tool, Texas

  • [American slang]
    n. an earnest student.
    • Of course he's a tool. See the plastic liner in his pocket?
    • Martin is a tool, and he's proud of it.

  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. A penis, implying its supposed usefulness. [1200s]
    2. An idiot, a contemptible person.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [C]



    an instrument that you hold in your hand and use for making things, repairing things, etc:

    a cutting tool

    a tool kit

    (= a set of tools in a box or bag)

    power tools

    (= using electricity)


    a thing that helps you to do a job or to achieve sth:

    research tools such as questionnaires

    The Internet has become a powerful business tool.

    Strategic planning is a critical tool for effective management.

    These workshops are a great learning tool.

    business/decision-making/management/marketing/sales tools

    ◆ an essential/a key/powerful/practical/useful tool


    a computer program that performs a particular function:

    The program comes with standard tools such as dictionary, spellchecker and thesaurus.

    design/desktop publishing/interactive/online/web-based tools


    the tools of your trade

    the things that you need to do your job

    DOWN verb



    tool up; tool sb/sth up

    to get or provide sb/sth with the equipment that is necessary to do or produce sth:

    They have invested heavily, tooling up to make the new model.

    The factory is not tooled up to produce this type of engine.

  • [Computer]
    1. <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. 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> (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> (MIT) A student who studies too much and hacks too little. MIT's student humour magazine rejoices in the name "Tool and Die".
  • Do not play about with my expensive tools!
  • The tool shed is at the bottom of the garden.
  • We have the tools for heading off disaster.
  • I shall manage with the tools i have.
  • This is a very handy tool for opening cans.
  • A scalpel and tweezers are the only tools needed.
  • He had made me the tool of his wicked deeds.
  • The tools are not put in the right place.
  • Check the tools and see if anything is missing.
  • What we need is practicable tools.
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