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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 ?
To its perfection its size bears witness, for there is no other appliance so small for the great work it has to do.
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.
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.
The reputation of the affair of the pocket-handkerchief was of great service, and creditors relented as they thought of the hardship of depriving a pretty girl of so valuable an appliance.
Gentlemen," said he, "you are both right, as was to have been expected by persons so gifted with appliances for receiving instruction from the wise.
The Mar- tians and their appliances were altogether invisible, save for that thin mast upon which their restless mirror wobbled.
You may readily understand that I have occupied my mind with this subject, which was, necessarily, so interesting to me, but I have not been able to solve the problem with the appliances now known to mechanical science.
He must go to bed immediately, must have a regular nurse, and various appliances and precautions must be used, about which Lydgate was particular.
Rook took his knapsack into the outhouse; and arranged on the table his appliances for the toilet--contained in a leather roll, and including a razor--ready for use in the morning.
There were little go-carts ordered from England, and appliances for learning to walk, and a sofa after the fashion of a billiard table, purposely constructed for crawling, and swings and baths, all of special pattern, and modern.
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.
When I had started with the Time Machine, I had started with the absurd assumption that the men of the Future would certainly be infinitely ahead of ourselves in all their appliances.