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tool

 (to͞ol)
n.
1. A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
2.
a. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
b. The cutting part of such a machine.
3. Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one's occupation or profession: Words are the tools of our trade.
4. Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument: "Modern democracies have the fiscal and monetary tools ... to end chronic slumps and galloping inflations" (Paul A. Samuelson).
5. Vulgar Slang The penis.
6. A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.
7.
a. A bookbinder's hand stamp.
b. A design impressed on a book cover by such a stamp.
8. Computers A utility program.
v. tooled, tool·ing, tools
v.tr.
1. To form, work, or decorate with a tool.
2. To ornament (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool.
3. Slang To drive (a vehicle): tooled the car at 80 miles an hour.
v.intr.
1. To work with a tool.
2. Slang To drive or ride in a vehicle: tooled up and down the roads.
Phrasal Verb:
tool up
To provide an industry or a factory with machinery and tools suitable for a particular job.

[Middle English, from Old English tōl, possibly from Old Norse.]

tool

(tuːl)
n
1. (Tools)
a. an implement, such as a hammer, saw, or spade, that is used by hand
b. a power-driven instrument; machine tool
c. (in combination): a toolkit.
2. (Tools) the cutting part of such an instrument
3. (Tools)
a. any of the instruments used by a bookbinder to impress a design on a book cover
b. a design so impressed
4. (Tools) anything used as a means of performing an operation or achieving an end: he used his boss's absence as a tool for gaining influence.
5. a person used to perform dishonourable or unpleasant tasks for another
6. a necessary medium for or adjunct to one's profession: numbers are the tools of the mathematician's trade.
7. (Anatomy) slang another word for penis
8. informal a stupid, irritating, or contemptible man
9. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Brit an underworld slang word for gun
vb
10. (Tools) to work, cut, shape, or form (something) with a tool or tools
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to decorate (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool
12. (often foll by: up) to furnish with tools
13. (when: intr, often foll by along) to drive (a vehicle) or (of a vehicle) to be driven, esp in a leisurely or casual style
[Old English tōl; related to Old Norse tōl weapon, Old English tawian to prepare; see taw2]
ˈtooler n
ˈtool-less adj

tool

(tul)

n.
1. an implement, esp. one held in the hand, as a hammer, saw, or file, for performing or facilitating mechanical operations.
2. any instrument of manual operation.
3. the cutting or machining part of a lathe, planer, drill, or similar machine.
4. the machine itself.
5. anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose: Education is a tool for success.
6. a person manipulated by another for the latter's own ends.
7. Slang.
a. a gun.
b. a pickpocket.
8. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. penis.
v.t.
9. to work or shape with a tool.
10. to work decoratively with a hand tool.
11. to ornament (a book cover) with a bookbinder's tool.
12. to drive (a vehicle).
13. to equip with tools or machinery.
v.i.
14. to work with a tool.
15. to drive or ride in a vehicle: tooling along the freeway.
16. tool up, to install machinery and tools for performing a job: manufacturers tooling up for production.
[before 900; Middle English (n.); Old English tōl, c. Old Norse tōl tools]

tool


Past participle: tooled
Gerund: tooling

Imperative
tool
tool
Present
I tool
you tool
he/she/it tools
we tool
you tool
they tool
Preterite
I tooled
you tooled
he/she/it tooled
we tooled
you tooled
they tooled
Present Continuous
I am tooling
you are tooling
he/she/it is tooling
we are tooling
you are tooling
they are tooling
Present Perfect
I have tooled
you have tooled
he/she/it has tooled
we have tooled
you have tooled
they have tooled
Past Continuous
I was tooling
you were tooling
he/she/it was tooling
we were tooling
you were tooling
they were tooling
Past Perfect
I had tooled
you had tooled
he/she/it had tooled
we had tooled
you had tooled
they had tooled
Future
I will tool
you will tool
he/she/it will tool
we will tool
you will tool
they will tool
Future Perfect
I will have tooled
you will have tooled
he/she/it will have tooled
we will have tooled
you will have tooled
they will have tooled
Future Continuous
I will be tooling
you will be tooling
he/she/it will be tooling
we will be tooling
you will be tooling
they will be tooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tooling
you have been tooling
he/she/it has been tooling
we have been tooling
you have been tooling
they have been tooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tooling
you will have been tooling
he/she/it will have been tooling
we will have been tooling
you will have been tooling
they will have been tooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tooling
you had been tooling
he/she/it had been tooling
we had been tooling
you had been tooling
they had been tooling
Conditional
I would tool
you would tool
he/she/it would tool
we would tool
you would tool
they would tool
Past Conditional
I would have tooled
you would have tooled
he/she/it would have tooled
we would have tooled
you would have tooled
they would have tooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocationtool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
abrader, abradant - a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
bender - a tool for bending; "he used pliers as a bender"
clincher - a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets
comb - any of several tools for straightening fibers
cutting implement - a tool used for cutting or slicing
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
eolith - a crude stone artifact (as a chipped flint); possibly the earliest tools
fork - an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
gang - tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
garden tool, lawn tool - used for working in gardens or yards
grapnel, grapple, grappling hook, grappling iron, grappler - a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
hack - a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
hoe - a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
jack - tool for exerting pressure or lifting
Jaws of Life - hydraulic tool inserted into a wrecked vehicle and used to pry the wreckage apart in order to provide access to people trapped inside
neolith - a stone tool from the Neolithic Age
paleolith - a stone tool from the Paleolithic age
pestle, pounder, muller - a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
plow, plough - a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
punch, puncher - a tool for making holes or indentations
rake - a long-handled tool with a row of teeth at its head; used to move leaves or loosen soil
ram - a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
rounder - a tool for rounding corners or edges
saw set - a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward
shaping tool - a tool for shaping metal
strickle - a tool used in a foundry to shape a mold in sand
stylus, style - a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; "he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
tamp, tamper, tamping bar - a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
tap - a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
swage, upset - a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
2.tool - the means whereby some act is accomplishedtool - the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
means, way, agency - how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
3.tool - a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone elsetool - a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
slave - a person who is owned by someone
4.tool - obscene terms for penistool - obscene terms for penis    
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
Verb1.tool - drivetool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
joyride, tool around, tool - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
2.tool - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of ittool - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
tool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
3.tool - furnish with toolstool - furnish with tools      
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
4.tool - work with a tooltool - work with a tool      
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

tool

noun
1. implement, device, appliance, apparatus, machine, instrument, gadget, utensil, contraption, contrivance The best tool for the purpose is a pair of shears.
2. means, agency, vehicle, medium, agent, intermediary, wherewithal The video has become an invaluable teaching tool.
3. puppet, creature, pawn, dupe, stooge (slang), jackal, minion, lackey, flunkey, hireling, cat's-paw He became the tool of the security services.
verb
1. make, work, cut, shape, chase, decorate, ornament We have a beautifully tooled glass replica of it.

Tools

Allen key, alligator, auger, awl, axe, ball-peen hammer, beetle, billhook, bit, bitstock, bodkin, bolster, borer, bosh, brace and bit, broach, broad, burin, bushhammer, centre punch, chaser, chisel, claw hammer, clink, clippers, cold chisel, comb, comber, countersink, cradle, croze, diamond point, dibble, drawknife or drawshave, dresser, drift or driftpin, drill, drill press, drove or drove chisel, edge tool, eyeleteer, facer, file, fillet, firmer chisel, flange, flatter, float, floatcut file, fork, former, fraise, froe or frow, fuller, gab, gad, gavel, gimlet, gouger, graver, gympie (Austral.), hack, hack hammer, half-round chisel, hammer, hammer drill, hob, hoe, hone, icebreaker, ice pick, jackhammer, jointer, jumper, kevel, knapping hammer, mallet, mattock, maul, mitre square, monkey wrench, nibbler, nippers, padsaw, percussion tool, pestle, pick, piledriver, pitching tool, plane, pliers, ploughstaff, pneumatic hammer, power drill, pruning hook, punch, rabble or rabbler, rake, rawhide hammer, ripple, rocker, rounder, router, sander, saw, sax, scorper or scauper, screwdriver, screw tap, scriber, scutch or scutcher, scythe, shave, shears, sickle, slasher (Austral. & N.Z.), sledgehammer, snake, slick, soldering iron, spade, spanner, spider, spitsticker, spud or spudder, stiletto, stylus, swage, tack hammer, tilt hammer, triphammer, trepan, trowel, wimble, wrench

tool

noun
1. A device used to do work or perform a task:
2. A person used or controlled by others:
verb
Slang. To run and control (a motor vehicle):
Translations
أَدَاةأداه
изработваминструментоборудвамсредство
nářadínástrojobrábět
værktøjpikredskab
instrumentaalprogrammriistrügamatööriistvahend
työkaluvarustaakalu
alat
szerszám
alat
verkfæri, áhald, tæki, tól
道具ツール工具
도구
darbarīksinstruments
sculă
orodje
alatалат
verktyg
เครื่องมือ
âletaraç
công cụ

tool

[tuːl]
A. N
1. (carpenter's, mechanic's etc) → herramienta f; (gardener's) → útil m, utensilio m
a set of toolsun juego de herramientas
the tools of his tradelas herramientas de su trabajo
give us the tools and we will finish the job (fig) → dadnos las herramientas y nosotros terminaremos la obra
see down 1 D2
2. (fig) (= person, book etc) → instrumento m
he was a mere tool in their handsfue instrumento en sus manos, nada más
the book is an essential toolel libro es indispensable, el libro es instrumento imprescindible
B. VT [+ wood, metal] → labrar con herramienta; [+ book, leather] → estampar en seco
C. CPD tool bag Nestuche m de herramientas
tool box, tool chest Ncaja f de herramientas
tool kit Njuego m de herramientas, estuche m de herramientas
tool room Ndepartamento m de herramientas
tool shed Ncobertizo m para herramientas

tool

[ˈtuːl]
n
(= piece of equipment) → outil m
garden tools → outils de jardinage
to down tools (British)débrayer, cesser le travail
the tools of the trade (= skills and equipment) → les outils du métier
(= useful device) → outil m
a teaching tool → un outil pédagogique
(= person being used) → instrument m
to be the tool of sb → être un instrument entre les mains de qn
vt [+ leather, metal] → travailler

tool

n
Werkzeug nt; (= gardening tool)(Garten)gerät nt; (Comput) → Tool nt, → Hilfsmittel nt, → Dienstprogramm nt; toolsWerkzeuge pl; (= set)Werkzeug nt; (in Windows®) → Extras pl; that’s one of the tools of the tradedas gehört zum Handwerkszeug; to have the tools for the jobdas richtige or nötige Werkzeug haben
(fig: = person) → Werkzeug nt
(sl: = penis) → Ding nt (inf), → Apparat m (sl)
vt book, leatherpunzen

tool

:
toolbag
toolbar
n (Comput) → Symbolleiste f, → Funktionsleiste f; tool buttonSymbolleistenschaltfläche f; tool iconBildsymbol ntauf der Symbolleiste
toolbox
nWerkzeugkasten m; (Comput) → Toolbox f
tool chest

tool

:
toolkit
nWerkzeug (→ ausrüstung f) nt
tool-maker
nWerkzeugmacher(in) m(f)
tool-making
adj attrWerkzeugbau-; tool firmWerkzeughersteller m, → Werkzeugbaufirma f
tool shed
tooltip
n (Comput) → Quickinfo nt

tool

[tuːl]
1. n
a. (gen) (Tech) → attrezzo, utensile m, arnese m
(set of) tools → (set m inv di) attrezzi
the tools of one's trade → i ferri del mestiere
b. (fig) (person) → strumento
he was a mere tool in their hands → non era che uno strumento or un fantoccio nelle loro mani
2. vtlavorare con un attrezzo

tool

(tuːl) noun
an instrument for doing work, especially by hand. hammers, saws and other tools; the tools of his trade; Advertising is a powerful tool.

tool

أَدَاة nářadí værktøj Werkzeug εργαλείο herramienta työkalu outil alat strumento 道具 도구 gereedschap verktøy narzędzie ferramenta инструмент verktyg เครื่องมือ araç công cụ 工具
References in classic literature ?
Brooke didn't even say, "Thank you," but as he stooped for the unromantic tool, he kissed his little bride behind the folding door, with a look that made Aunt March whisk out her pocket handkerchief with a sudden dew in her sharp old eyes.
But in order that you may know I fully understand what you did I will say that your efforts to thwart us through your tool Jacinto came to nothing.
It was just luck you had a tool,' he said cautiously.
And here, some six months ago -- pacing from corner to corner, or lounging on the long-legged tool, with his elbow on the desk, and his eyes wandering up and down the columns of the morning newspaper -- you might have recognised, honoured reader, the same individual who welcomed you into his cheery little study, where the sunshine glimmered so pleasantly through the willow branches on the western side of the Old Manse.
But Jurgis knew none of these things--any more than he knew that Scully was but a tool and puppet of the packers.
This ominous tool she presented to Miss Scatcherd with a respectful curtesy; then she quietly, and without being told, unloosed her pinafore, and the teacher instantly and sharply inflicted on her neck a dozen strokes with the bunch of twigs.
But should Linton be unworthy - only a feeble tool to his father - I cannot abandon her to him
And yet he thinks, ha, ha, ha, ha, he thinks I am the tool and servant of his will.
It is nothing less than the high-speed tool of civilization, gearing up the whole mechanism to more effective social service.
The "dangerous class," the social scum, that passively rotting mass thrown off by the lowest layers of old society, may, here and there, be swept into the movement by a proletarian revolution; its conditions of life, however, prepare it far more for the part of a bribed tool of reactionary intrigue.
You are right: my son is the tool of a bad set of people; I shall enlighten him.
Be it so," I said, replacing the tool beneath the cloak and again offering him my arm.