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Meaning of TOOL

Pronunciation:  tool

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  2. [n]  an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  3. [n]  obscene terms for penis
  4. [n]  a person who is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
  5. [v]  work with a tool
  6. [v]  ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
  7. [v]  informal: drive (a vehicle); "The convertible tooled down the street"
  8. [v]  furnish with tools

TOOL is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: cock, creature, dick, instrument, joyride, pecker, peter, prick, puppet, shaft, tool around
 See Also: abradant, abrader, agency, bender, comb, cutting implement, drill, drive, eolith, fork, furnish, gang, garden tool, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hand tool, hoe, implement, jack, Jaws of Life, lawn tool, means, member, muller, neolith, paleolith, penis, pestle, phallus, plough, plow, pounder, power tool, process, provide, punch, puncher, rake, ram, render, ride, rounder, saw set, shaping tool, slave, style, stylus, supply, tamp, tamper, tap, way, work, work on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tool\ (t[=oo]l), v. i. [Cf. {Tool}, v. t., 2.]
    To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive. [Colloq.]
          Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well-kept
          roads.                                   --Illust.
  2. \Tool\, n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. t[=o]l; akin to Icel. t[=o]l,
    Goth. taijan to do, to make, taui deed, work, and perhaps to
    E. taw to dress leather. [root]64.]
    1. An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the
       like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical
       operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer
       at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner,
       smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other
       part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
    2. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called
       {machine tool}.
    3. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
             That angry fool . . . Whipping her horse, did with
             his smarting tool Oft whip her dainty self.
    4. A weapon. [Obs.]
             Him that is aghast of every tool.     --Chaucer.
    5. A person used as an instrument by another person; -- a
       word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by
       whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
             I was not made for a minion or a tool. --Burks.
  3. \Tool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tooled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To shape, form, or finish with a tool. ``Elaborately
       tooled.'' --Ld. Lytton.
    2. To drive, as a coach. [Slang, Eng.]
Computing Dictionary

1. 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. (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. (mit) A student who studies too much and hacks too little. MIT's student humour magazine rejoices in the name "Tool and Die".

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using tools in your dream, represents your self-expression, skills and abilities. You are using the resources that are available to you. Perhaps you need to create and move toward a different direction. Alternatively, it suggests that a situation or relationship is in need of some damage control or attention. According to the Freudian school of thought, tools are symbols of the penis and thus tools being used are symbolic of intercourse.
 Definition: an object that appears to have been created for a specific purpose.