English noun: toy
|1.||toy (artifact) an artifact designed to be played with|
|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)|
|Samples||A toy stove.|
|Broader (hypernym)||replica, replication, reproduction|
|3.||toy (artifact) a device regarded as providing amusement|
|Samples||Private airplanes are a rich man's toy.|
|4.||toy (artifact) a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size|
|5.||toy (animal) any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets|
|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|
|Samples||Play about with a young girl's affection.|
|Synonyms||dally, flirt, play|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||act, move|
|Verb group||dally, play, trifle|
|2.||toy (contact) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination|
|Samples||She played nervously with her wedding ring.|
Don't fiddle with the screws.
He played with the idea of running for the Senate.
|Synonyms||diddle, fiddle, play|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Narrower (hyponym)||put out, retire|
|3.||toy (body) engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously|
|Samples||They played games on their opponents.|
Play the stock market.
Play with her feelings.
Toy with an idea.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||act, behave, do|