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ap·pli·ance

 (ə-plī′əns)
n.
1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use: a store that sells the newest kitchen appliances.
2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.

[From apply.]

appliance

(əˈplaɪəns)
n
1. a machine or device, esp an electrical one used domestically
2. (General Engineering) any piece of equipment having a specific function
3. (General Engineering) a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
4. (Automotive Engineering) another name for a fire engine

ap•pli•ance

(əˈplaɪ əns)

n.
1. a device or machine used esp. in the home to carry out a specific function, as toasting bread or chilling food.
2. any instrument or apparatus for a particular purpose or use.
3. the act of applying; application.
4. Obs. compliance.
[1555–65]

appliance

- First was the use or application of a technique, putting a technique into practice.
See also related terms for technique.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appliance - a device or control that is very useful for a particular jobappliance - a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gadgetry - appliances collectively; "laborsaving gadgetry"
gimbal - an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector - a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con - modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house
2.appliance - durable goods for home or office useappliance - durable goods for home or office use
dryer, drier - an appliance that removes moisture
consumer durables, durable goods, durables - consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
home appliance, household appliance - an appliance that does a particular job in the home

appliance

noun
1. device, machine, tool, instrument, implement, mechanism, apparatus, gadget, waldo He could learn to use the washing machine and other household appliances.
2. application, use, practice, exercise, employment, discharge, implementation, accomplishment, fulfilment, exertion, utilization They were the result of the intellectual appliance of science.

appliance

noun
Something, as a machine, devised for a particular function:
Translations
جِهازجِهاز، أداة
přístrojspotřebičzařízení
apparatredskab
laite
uređaj
áhald, tæki
器具
기구
naprava
redskap
เครื่องใช้
thiết bị

appliance

[əˈplaɪəns] N
1. (= device) → aparato m
electrical appliance(aparato m) electrodoméstico m
2. (= application) [of skill, knowledge] → aplicación f
3. (Brit) (also fire appliance) → coche m de bomberos

appliance

[əˈplaɪəns] nappareil m
electrical appliances → l'électroménager m
household appliances → appareils mpl électroménagers

appliance

n
Vorrichtung f; (= household appliance)Gerät nt; (= fire engine)Feuerwehrwagen m
(rare, of skill, knowledge) → Anwenden nt, → Anwendung f; the appliance of sciencedie Anwendung wissenschaftlicher Methoden ? application b

appliance

[əˈplaɪəns] napparecchio
electrical appliances → elettrodomestici mpl

apply

(əˈplai) verb
1. (with to) to put (something) on or against something else. to apply ointment to a cut.
2. (with to) to use (something) for some purpose. He applied his wits to planning their escape.
3. (with for) to ask for (something) formally. You could apply (to the manager) for a job.
4. (with to) to concern. This rule does not apply to him.
5. to be in force. The rule doesn't apply at weekends.
apˈpliance (əˈplai-) noun
an instrument or tool used for a particular job. washing-machines and other electrical appliances.
ˈapplicable (ˈӕpli-) adjective
This rule is not applicable (to me) any longer.
ˌapplicaˈbility noun
ˈapplicant (ˈӕpli-) noun
a person who applies (for a job etc). There were two hundred applicants for the job.
ˌappliˈcation (ӕpli-) noun
1. a formal request; an act of applying. several applications for the new job; The syllabus can be obtained on application to the headmaster.
2. hard work. He has got a good job through sheer application.
3. an ointment etc applied to a cut, wound etc.
apply oneself/one's mind (with to)
to give one's full attention or energy (to a task etc). If he would apply himself he could pass his exams.

appliance

جِهاز spotřebič apparat Gerät συσκευή aparato laite appareil ménager uređaj apparecchio 器具 기구 toestel hjelpemiddel urządzenie aparelho бытовой прибор redskap เครื่องใช้ cihaz thiết bị 器具

ap·pli·ance

n. aplicación; accesorio, instrumento, aparato eléctrico.

appliance

n (dent, etc.) aparato
References in classic literature ?
said Eppie, lifting that medicinal appliance from the ground.
A pocket-handkerchief, at the best, is but a menial appliance, and it is bad taste to make it an object of attraction.
To its perfection its size bears witness, for there is no other appliance so small for the great work it has to do.
The stables, partly screened by Austrian pines and evergreen oaks, and fitted with every late appliance, were as dignified as Chapels-of-Ease.
In those days conversation was still cultivated as an art; a neat repartee was more highly valued than the crackling of thorns under a pot; and the epigram, not yet a mechanical appliance by which the dull may achieve a semblance of wit, gave sprightliness to the small talk of the urbane.
An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they
He had no net, hook, or line, and he could not be a fisherman; his boat had no cushion for a sitter, no paint, no inscription, no appliance beyond a rusty boathook and a coil of rope, and he could not be a waterman; his boat was too crazy and too small to take in cargo for delivery, and he could not be a lighterman or river-carrier; there was no clue to what he looked for, but he looked for something, with a most intent and searching gaze.
What was understood to be his education was simply the practice of reading, writing, and spelling, carried on by an elaborate appliance of unintelligible ideas, and by much failure in the effort to learn by rote.
She could not help being interested, however, and even amused, at the readiness with which her new inmate adapted herself to the circumstances, and brought the house, moreover, and all its rusty old appliances, into a suitableness for her purposes.
The impression made by his aspect, so rigid and severe, and frost-bitten with more than autumnal age, was hardly in keeping with the appliances of worldly enjoyment wherewith he had evidently done his utmost to surround himself.
Micawber provokingly left off; and began to peel the lemons that had been under my directions set before him, together with all the other appliances he used in making punch.
These I steeped in hot water, and so from the whole of these appliances extracted one cup of I don't know what, for Estella.