Associations to the word «Appliance»

Wiktionary

APPLIANCE, noun. The act of applying; application.
APPLIANCE, noun. An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
APPLIANCE, noun. Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
APPLIANCE, noun. An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
APPLIANCE, noun. (obsolete) A compliance

Dictionary definition

APPLIANCE, noun. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
APPLIANCE, noun. Durable goods for home or office use.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.