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toy

 (toi)
n.
1. An object for a child to play with.
2. Something that provides amusement: "The profit on a toy like a motorcycle or a snowmobile is maybe a tenth that on a solid family car" (John Updike).
3.
a. A small ornament; a bauble.
b. Something of little importance; a trifle.
4. A diminutive thing, especially a dog of a very small breed or of a variety smaller than the standard variety of its breed.
5. Scots A loose covering for the head, formerly worn by women.
6. Chiefly Southern US A shooter marble.
intr.v. toyed, toy·ing, toys
1. To amuse oneself idly; trifle: a cat toying with a mouse.
2. To treat something casually or without seriousness: toyed with the idea of writing a play. See Synonyms at flirt.

[Middle English toye, amorous play, a piece of fun.]

toy

(tɔɪ)
n
1. an object designed to be played with
2.
a. something that is a nonfunctioning replica of something else, esp a miniature one
b. (as modifier): a toy guitar.
3. any small thing of little value; trifle
4.
a. something small or miniature, esp a miniature variety of a breed of dog
b. (as modifier): a toy poodle.
vb
(usually foll by: with) to play, fiddle, or flirt
[C16 (in the sense: amorous dalliance): of uncertain origin]
ˈtoyer n
ˈtoyless adj
ˈtoyˌlike adj

toy

(tɔɪ)

n.
1. an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children to play with; plaything.
2. a thing or matter of little or no value or importance; trifle.
3. something diminutive, esp. in comparison with like objects.
4. an animal, esp. a dog, of a breed or variety noted for smallness of size, as a Pomeranian.
5. a close-fitting cap of linen or wool, with flaps coming down to the shoulders, formerly worn by women in Scotland.
adj.
6. made or designed for use as a toy: a toy gun.
7. of or resembling a toy, esp. diminutive in size.
v.i.
8. to amuse oneself; play.
9. to act idly or with indifference; trifle: to toy with one's food.
10. to dally amorously; flirt.
[1275–1325; Middle English toye dalliance; of obscure orig.]

toy


Past participle: toyed
Gerund: toying

Imperative
toy
toy
Present
I toy
you toy
he/she/it toys
we toy
you toy
they toy
Preterite
I toyed
you toyed
he/she/it toyed
we toyed
you toyed
they toyed
Present Continuous
I am toying
you are toying
he/she/it is toying
we are toying
you are toying
they are toying
Present Perfect
I have toyed
you have toyed
he/she/it has toyed
we have toyed
you have toyed
they have toyed
Past Continuous
I was toying
you were toying
he/she/it was toying
we were toying
you were toying
they were toying
Past Perfect
I had toyed
you had toyed
he/she/it had toyed
we had toyed
you had toyed
they had toyed
Future
I will toy
you will toy
he/she/it will toy
we will toy
you will toy
they will toy
Future Perfect
I will have toyed
you will have toyed
he/she/it will have toyed
we will have toyed
you will have toyed
they will have toyed
Future Continuous
I will be toying
you will be toying
he/she/it will be toying
we will be toying
you will be toying
they will be toying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toying
you have been toying
he/she/it has been toying
we have been toying
you have been toying
they have been toying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toying
you will have been toying
he/she/it will have been toying
we will have been toying
you will have been toying
they will have been toying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toying
you had been toying
he/she/it had been toying
we had been toying
you had been toying
they had been toying
Conditional
I would toy
you would toy
he/she/it would toy
we would toy
you would toy
they would toy
Past Conditional
I would have toyed
you would have toyed
he/she/it would have toyed
we would have toyed
you would have toyed
they would have toyed

TOY

Thinking of you
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toy - an artifact designed to be played withtoy - an artifact designed to be played with
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
ball - a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
balloon - small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
cockhorse - anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)
doll, dolly - a small replica of a person; used as a toy
dollhouse, doll's house - a small model of a house used as a toy by children
Frisbee - a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
rocking horse, hobby, hobbyhorse - a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
hula-hoop - plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips
jack-in-the-box - plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
jungle gym - a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
jumping jack - plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
kaleidoscope - an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors
kite - plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
Lego, Lego set - (trademark) a child's plastic construction set for making mechanical models
Meccano, Meccano set - a child's construction set for making mechanical models
pea shooter - a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
pinata - plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks
pinwheel wind collector, pinwheel - a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
playhouse, wendy house - plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
pogo stick - plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring; propelled by jumping
popgun - plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound
rattle - a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
sandpile, sandpit, sandbox - a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
dandle board, seesaw, teeter, teeterboard, teetertotter, teeter-totter, tilting board - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
playground slide, sliding board, slide - plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
catapult, slingshot, sling - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
stick horse - a child's plaything consisting on an imitation horse's head on one end of a stick
swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
teddy, teddy bear - plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)
spinning top, teetotum, whirligig, top - a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; "he got a bright red top and string for his birthday"
train set - a toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on
squirt gun, squirter, water gun, water pistol - plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
yo-yo - a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
2.toy - a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)toy - a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"
replica, reproduction, replication - copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
3.toy - a device regarded as providing amusement; "private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
4.toy - a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced sizetoy - a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
5.toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as petstoy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Chihuahua - an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
Japanese spaniel - breed of toy dogs originating in Japan having a silky black-and-white or red-and-white coat
Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, Maltese - breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
Peke, Pekinese, Pekingese - a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
Shih-Tzu - a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese
toy spaniel - a very small spaniel
toy terrier - a small active dog
Verb1.toy - behave carelessly or indifferentlytoy - behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"
trifle, dally, play - consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.toy - manipulate manually or in one's mind or imaginationtoy - 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"
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
put out, retire - cause to be out on a fielding play
flirt with, toy with, entertain, think about, think of - take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
3.toy - engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

toy

noun
1. plaything, game, doll He was really too old for children's toys.
2. trinket, trifle, bauble, gimcrack, gewgaw, knick-knack Computers have become household toys.
toy with something
1. play with, consider, trifle with, flirt with, dally with, entertain the possibility of, amuse yourself with, think idly of He toyed with the idea of going to China.
2. fiddle with, finger, play with, twiddle He picked up a pencil and toyed with it idly.

toy

noun
1. An object for children to play with:
verb
1. To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion:
2. To treat lightly or flippantly:
3. To make amorous advances without serious intentions:
Translations
لُعْبَةلُعْبَه، دُمْيَهيَلْهو، يَعْبَث
hračkanimrat se
legetøjlegetøjs-lege med
lelu
igračka
játékjátszik
leika sér aîleikfang
おもちゃ
장난감
nerimtai svarstyti
niekotiesrotaļietaspēlēties
jucărie
igrača
igračka
leksak
ของเล่น
đồ chơi

toy

[tɔɪ]
A. Njuguete m
B. VI to toy with [+ object, sb's affections] → jugar con, juguetear con; [+ food] → comiscar; [+ idea] → acariciar
C. CPD toy car Ncoche m de juguete
toy dog N (= small breed of dog) → perrito m, perro m faldero
the toy industry Nla industria juguetera
toy maker N (= person) → fabricante mf de juguetes; (= company) → empresa f de juguetes
toy poodle N (= small breed of poodle) → caniche mf enano/a
toy soldier Nsoldadito m de juguete
toy theatre Nteatro m de títeres
toy train Ntren m de juguete

toy

[ˈtɔɪ]
njouet m
modif [telephone, cooker, farm] → jouet
toy with
vt
[+ food] → jouer avec
[+ idea] → caressertoyboy [ˈtɔɪbɔɪ] n (British)gigolo mtoy car npetite voiture ftoy gun npistolet m jouettoy poodle ncaniche m nain

toy

nSpielzeug nt; toysSpielsachen pl, → Spielzeug nt; (in shops also) → Spielwaren pl; it’s not a toy!das ist kein (Kinder)spielzeug!
vi to toy with an object/idea etcmit einer Sache/Idee etc spielen; to toy with one’s foodmit dem Essen (herum)spielen

toy

in cpdsSpielzeug-;
toy boy
n (inf)jugendlicher Liebhaber; he looks like my ideal toyso was Junges wie er wäre ideal zum Vernaschen (inf)
toy car
nSpielzeugauto nt
toy dog
nZwerghund m; (made of material) → Stoffhund m
toy poodle
nZwergpudel m
toyshop
nSpielzeug- or Spielwarenladen m
toytown
adj (esp Brit pej) (= childish)kindisch; (= worthless)wertlos; toy moneySpielgeld nt; toy revolutionaryMöchtegern-Revoluzzer(in) m(f)

toy

[tɔɪ]
1. ngiocattolo
2. adj (railway, house) → in miniatura; (gun) → giocattolo inv
toy with vi + prep
a. (play with, object) → giocherellare con; (food) → trastullarsi con; (affections) → giocare con
b. (consider, idea) → accarezzare

toy

(toi) noun
an object made for a child to play with. He got lots of toys for Christmas; a toy soldier.
verb
(with with) to play with in an idle way. He wasn't hungry and sat toying with his food.

toy

لُعْبَة hračka legetøj Spielzeug παιχνίδι juguete lelu jouet igračka giocattolo おもちゃ 장난감 speeltje leke zabawka brinquedo игрушка leksak ของเล่น oyuncak đồ chơi 玩具

toy

n. juguete.
References in classic literature ?
Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
In the town bells ring and occasionally a train passes, looking like a toy thing in the distance.
When he was sitting, or standing still, he swayed back and forth incessantly, like a rocking toy.
I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy store.
It seemed a queer anomaly, that so gaunt and dismal a personage should take a toy in hand; a miracle, that the toy did not vanish in her grasp; a miserably absurd idea, that she should go on perplexing her stiff and sombre intellect with the question how to tempt little boys into her premises
There was a toy horse and wagon, a top, a ball,--memorials gathered with many a tear and many a heart-break
They were distant and isolated temporalities shrunken to toy con- structions in the lonely waste of what seemed a desert -- and was.
Just here the blast of a toy tin trumpet came faintly down the green aisles of the forest.
It hasn't any beginning, nor any middle, but there will be a thrilling ending, something like this: let me see; joy, boy, toy, ahoy, decoy, alloy:--
It puzzles me now to remember with what absurd sincerity I doated on this little toy, half fancying it alive and capable of sensation.
They had something of the sort of pleasure in us, I suppose, that they might have had in a pretty toy, or a pocket model of the Colosseum.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.