Associations to the word «Tool»

Pictures for the word «Tool»


TOOL, noun. ​A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.
TOOL, noun. Equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade.
TOOL, noun. Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means.
TOOL, noun. (computing) A piece of software used to develop software or hardware, or to perform low-level operations.
TOOL, noun. A person or group which is used or controlled, usually unwittingly, by another person or group.
TOOL, noun. (slang) Penis.
TOOL, noun. (by extension) (slang) (pejorative) An obnoxious or uptight person.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) To work on or shape with tools, e.g., hand-tooled leather.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) To equip with tools.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) To work very hard.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) (slang) To put down another person (possibly in a subtle, hidden way), and in that way to use him or her to meet a goal.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) (volleyball) To intentionally attack the ball so that it deflects off a blocker out of bounds.
TOOL, verb. (transitive) (UK) (slang) (dated) To drive (a coach, etc.)
TOOL, verb. (intransitive) (slang) (dated) To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.
TOOL AND DIE, noun. One of the cutting tools and forming dies used by machine tools
TOOL AROUND, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (idiomatic) To drive or jaunt about, going from place to place without any specific direction or goal.
TOOL AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) To spend one's time idly.
TOOL BAR, noun. Alternative spelling of toolbar
TOOL CHEST, noun. A large toolbox; a container, usually portable, for storing tools.
TOOL KIT, noun. Alternative spelling of toolkit
TOOL OF CHOICE, noun. An object or method (especially software) chosen to solve a particular problem as being the most appropriate instrument.
TOOL PATH, noun. Alternative spelling of toolpath
TOOL POST, noun. A clamp that attaches a tool holder to a machine tool
TOOL STEEL, noun. Any of a variety of carbon and alloy steels that are particularly suited for making tools.
TOOL UP, verb. To furnish with equipment
TOOL UP, verb. To arm oneself with a weapon, especially a gun.

Dictionary definition

TOOL, noun. An implement used in the practice of a vocation.
TOOL, noun. The means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease".
TOOL, noun. A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else.
TOOL, noun. Obscene terms for penis.
TOOL, verb. Drive; "The convertible tooled down the street".
TOOL, verb. Ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street".
TOOL, verb. Furnish with tools.
TOOL, verb. Work with a tool.

Wise words

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
Winston Churchill