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English noun: tool

1. tool (artifact) an implement used in the practice of a vocation


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)abradant, abrader, bender, clincher, comb, cutting implement, drill, eolith, fork, gang, garden tool, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hack, hand tool, hoe, jack, Jaws of Life, lawn tool, muller, neolith, paleolith, pestle, plough, plow, pounder, power tool, punch, puncher, rake, ram, rounder, saw set, shaping tool, strickle, style, stylus, swage, tamp, tamper, tamping bar, tap, upset

2. tool (act) the means whereby some act is accomplished


SamplesMy greed was the instrument of my destruction.
Science has given us new tools to fight disease.


Synonymsinstrument


Broader (hypernym)agency, means, way

3. tool (person) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else


Synonymscreature, puppet


Broader (hypernym)slave

4. tool (body) obscene terms for penis


Synonymscock, dick, pecker, peter, prick, putz, shaft


Broader (hypernym)member, penis, phallus


Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism


English verb: tool

1. tool (motion) drive


SamplesThe convertible tooled down the street.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)drive


Verb groupjoyride, tool, tool around

2. tool (motion) ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it


SamplesWe tooled down the street.


Synonymsjoyride, tool around


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


Broader (hypernym)ride


Verb grouptool


Domain categorydriving

3. tool (possession) furnish with tools


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

4. tool (creation) work with a tool


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, work, work on









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