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Meaning of TOY

Pronunciation:  towy

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
  2. [n]  copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
  3. [n]  an artifact designed to be played with
  4. [n]  a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"
  5. [v]  engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stockmarket"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
  6. [v]  manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
  7. [v]  behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"

TOY is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: dally, diddle, fiddle, flirt, miniature, play, play, play, plaything, toy dog
 See Also: act, act, artefact, artifact, ball, balloon, behave, Canis familiaris, catapult, Chihuahua, cockhorse, copy, do, dog, doll, dollhouse, doll's house, dolly, domestic dog, entertain, flirt with, Frisbee, hobby, hobbyhorse, hula-hoop, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, Japanese spaniel, jumping jack, jungle gym, kaleidoscope, kite, Leggo, Leggo set, Maltese, Maltese dog, manipulate, Meccano, Meccano set, move, pea shooter, Peke, Pekinese, Pekingese, pinata, playhouse, pogo stick, popgun, puzzle, rattle, replica, replication, reproduction, rocking horse, sandbox, sandpile, seesaw, Shih-Tzu, slide, sling, slingshot, spinning top, squirt gun, squirter, stick horse, swing, teddy, teddy bear, teeterboard, teeter-totter, teetotum, think about, think of, top, toy spaniel, toy terrier, toy with, train set, water gun, water pistol, wendy house, whirligig, yo-yo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Toy\ (toi), n. [D. tuid tools, implements, stuff, trash,
    speeltuig playthings, toys; akin to G. zeug stuff, materials,
    MNG. ziuc, Icel. tygi gear; all ultimately from the root of
    E. tug, v. t.; cf. G. zeugen to beget, MHG. ziugen to beget,
    make ready, procure. See {Tug}, v. t.]
    1. A plaything for children; a bawble. --Cowper.
    2. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of
       trade of little value; a trifle.
             They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys,
             great abundance of gold and pearl.    --Abr. Abbot.
    3. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling
             To fly about playing their wanton toys. --Spenser.
             What if a toy take'em in the heels now, and they all
             run away.                             --Beau. &Fl.
             Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.
    4. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime. --Milton.
             To dally thus with death is no fit toy. --Spenser.
    5. An old story; a silly tale. --Shak.
    6. [Probably the same word.] A headdress of linen or woolen,
       that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of
       the lower classes; -- called also {toy mutch}. [Scot.]
       ``Having, moreover, put on her clean toy, rokelay, and
       scarlet plaid.'' --Sir W. Scott.
  2. \Toy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {toyed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
          To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest. --Shak.
  3. \Toy\, v. t.
    To treat foolishly. [Obs.] --E. Dering (1576).
Computing Dictionary

A computer system; always used with qualifiers.

1. "nice toy": One that supports the speaker's hacking style adequately.

2. "just a toy": A machine that yields insufficient computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users sometimes consider the Cray-1 a "toy", and certainly all RISC boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also get a real computer!.

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