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English noun: toy

1. toy (artifact) an artifact designed to be played with


Synonymsplaything


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)ball, balloon, catapult, cockhorse, dandle board, doll, doll's house, dollhouse, dolly, Frisbee, hobby, hobbyhorse, hula-hoop, jack-in-the-box, jumping jack, jungle gym, kaleidoscope, kite, Lego, Lego set, Meccano, Meccano set, pea shooter, pinata, pinwheel, pinwheel wind collector, playground slide, playhouse, pogo stick, popgun, rattle, rocking horse, sandbox, sandpile, sandpit, seesaw, slide, sliding board, sling, slingshot, spinning top, squirt gun, squirter, stick horse, swing, teddy, teddy bear, teeter, teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetertotter, teetotum, tilting board, top, train set, water gun, water pistol, wendy house, whirligig, yo-yo

2. toy (artifact) a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)


SamplesA toy stove.


Broader (hypernym)replica, replication, reproduction

3. toy (artifact) a device regarded as providing amusement


SamplesPrivate airplanes are a rich man's toy.


Broader (hypernym)device

4. toy (artifact) a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size


Synonymsminiature


Broader (hypernym)copy

5. toy (animal) any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets


Synonymstoy dog


Broader (hypernym)Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog


Narrower (hyponym)Chihuahua, Japanese spaniel, Maltese, Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, Peke, Pekinese, Pekingese, Shih-Tzu, toy spaniel, toy terrier


English verb: toy

1. toy (social) behave carelessly or indifferently


SamplesPlay about with a young girl's affection.


Synonymsdally, flirt, play


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Verb groupdally, play, trifle

2. toy (contact) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination


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


Synonymsdiddle, fiddle, play


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)manipulate


Narrower (hyponym)put out, retire

3. toy (body) engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously


SamplesThey played games on their opponents.
Play the stock market.
Play with her feelings.
Toy with an idea.


Synonymsplay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do









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