Definitions of tool

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