Definitions for: Tool


[n] the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
[n] an implement used in the practice of a vocation
[n] obscene terms for penis
[n] a person who is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
[v] work with a tool
[v] ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
[v] informal: drive (a vehicle); "The convertible tooled down the street"
[v] furnish with tools



Webster (1913) Definition: Tool (t[=oo]l), v. i. [Cf. Tool, v. t., 2.]
To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive. [Colloq.]

Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well-kept
roads. --Illust.
American.


Tool, n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. t[=o]l; akin to Icel. t[=o]l,
Goth. taijan to do, to make, taui deed, work, and perhaps to
E. taw to dress leather. [root]64.]
1. An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the
like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical
operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer
at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner,
smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other
part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.

2. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called
machine tool.

3. Hence, any instrument of use or service.

That angry fool . . . Whipping her horse, did with
his smarting tool Oft whip her dainty self.
--Spenser.

4. A weapon. [Obs.]

Him that is aghast of every tool. --Chaucer.

5. A person used as an instrument by another person; -- a
word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by
whose agency they accomplish their purposes.

I was not made for a minion or a tool. --Burks.


Tool, v. t. [imp. & p. p. tooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
tooling.]
1. To shape, form, or finish with a tool. ``Elaborately
tooled.'' --Ld. Lytton.

2. To drive, as a coach. [Slang, Eng.]

Synonyms: cock, creature, dick, instrument, joyride, pecker, peter, prick, puppet, shaft, tool around

See Also: abradant, abrader, agency, bender, comb, cutting implement, drill, drive, eolith, fork, furnish, gang, garden tool, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron, hand tool, hoe, implement, jack, Jaws of Life, lawn tool, means, member, muller, neolith, paleolith, penis, pestle, phallus, plough, plow, pounder, power tool, process, provide, punch, puncher, rake, ram, render, ride, rounder, saw set, shaping tool, slave, style, stylus, supply, tamp, tamper, tap, way, work, work on

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