Definitions of tool

  1. obscene terms for penis
  2. a person who is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
  3. the means whereby some act is accomplished; " my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; " science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  4. furnish with tools
  5. an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  6. work with a tool
  7. informal: drive ( a vehicle); " The convertible tooled down the street"
  8. a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
  9. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; " We tooled down the street"
  10. drive; " The convertible tooled down the street"
  11. To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.
  12. 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.
  13. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
  14. A weapon.
  15. To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
  16. To drive, as a coach.
  17. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; - also called machine tool.
  18. 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.
  19. An instrument used by the hand, as a chisel, hammer, saw, etc.; a machine for shaping; one who is used as the agent of another.
  20. To shape with a chisel, saw, file, etc.
  21. An instrument used by workmen: one who acts as the mere instrument of another.
  22. Instrument used by workmen; a servile agent of another.
  23. An implement, as a hammer, file, spade, etc.
  24. A person used to carry out the designs of another.
  25. An instrument of manual operation; a person used as a mere instrument by another.
  26. To shape with a tool.
  27. An instr, or aid for any manual operation; a person used by another as an instr. to accomplish certain ends; a hireling.
  28. To shape or fashion with a tool.

Quotes of tool

  1. We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes. – Doug Coupland
  2. With NOAH, you can create some stunning, yet original soundscapes. Therefore, as a performance tool it really comes into its own because you can make one single performance which has a lot of detail. – Geoff Downes
  3. I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything. – Dave Foley
  4. The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him. – Jose Ortega y Gasset
  5. Discussion is just a tool You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision. – Harri Holkeri
  6. A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. – Washington Irving
  7. A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author. – Stephen C. Johnson
  8. Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool – Maynard James Keenan
  9. Magic, like technology, is a tool – Mercedes Lackey
  10. Any real record person knows that the number one most powerful marketing tool when it comes to music is repetition. – Nile Rodgers
  11. He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  12. Anything new is always considered the devil's tool – Rip Torn
  13. I don't think I was really addicted. I used it as a party tool – Tanya Tucker
  14. Great leaders have a heart for people. They take time for people. They view people as the bottom line, not as a tool to get to the bottom line. – Pat Williams

Usage examples for tool

  1. Proculejus had learned that Antony had named him to the Queen as the person most worthy of her confidence, and more keenly felt the wrong which, as the tool and obedient friend of Octavianus, he had inflicted upon the hapless woman. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. We dropped it into my tool chest, and threw the key on the floor of the bedroom, meaning to divide up equal later on. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  3. I cannot do what I want to; I am only a tool in the hands of others, and this will cause both my ruin and that of the Tyrol. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  4. The chief difficulty to be overcome is that of getting the machinery to hold the material firmly in exactly the position in which the machine- tool can be brought to bear on it in the right way, and without wasting meanwhile too much time in taking grip of it. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  5. So far as man is concerned all truth is a sub- topic under his own soul, and the universe is the tool of his own life. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  6. It depends on the man and the tool – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  7. I said you wouldn't But I also said, if you remember, that Croucher was only deadly as a tool – The Crime Doctor by Ernest William Hornung
  8. Shall I put this in the tool chest, sir? – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  9. Bainton waited a moment, and then, unable any longer to control his curiosity, seized his ladder and deliberately carried it across the lawn, though he knew that that was not the proper way to the tool shed where it was kept. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. Jim Tool was more slow an' solemn an' puzzled 'n ever I knowed un t' be afore; an' he was so wonderful shy o' Archibald Shott that Arch 'lowed he'd have the superstitious shudders if it kep' up much longer. – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  11. His one hope of protecting his friends was to affect indifference to what had happened; and this was made easier, by the reflection that Cantapresto was after all but a tool in more powerful hands. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  12. Perhaps he felt the near approach of the hour when his cunning hand must drop its tool – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  14. You'll find plenty of chairs in the tool house." – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  15. During the next four by good luck and much toil, most of them manage to reduce it to the stage of a tool – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  16. Wasn't nobody ever, man, woman, or child, that touched Jimmie Tool in kindness 'ithout bein' loved. – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  17. But does it seem to you fair that a tool should be punished when the leaders go free? – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  18. I was used at first only as a tool in the work. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  19. The tool although rather heavy, was a good ice- ax. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  20. Before he was ten years old, he could use every tool in the farm workshop with the ease and skill of an old workman. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy

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