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A tool is an instrument that you use to help you accomplish some task. If you are going to build a bookcase, you'll need the proper tools, like a saw, a drill, and a tape measure.

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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.

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"

Noun
an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Noun
obscene terms for penis

Noun
a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Verb
work with a tool

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Verb
ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"

Verb
drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"

Verb
furnish with tools


n.
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.

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

n.
Hence, any instrument of use or service.

n.
A weapon.

n.
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.

v. t.
To shape, form, or finish with a tool.

v. t.
To drive, as a coach.


Tool

Tool , n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. tl; akin to Icel. tl, 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 house, did with his amarting tool Oft whip her dainty self.
4. A weapon. [Obs.]
Him that is aghast of every tool.
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.

Tool

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.]

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.

To shape, form, or finish with a tool.

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Usage Examples

A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it - you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car.

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.

Before I was married, I didn't consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn't do 'do-it-yourself.' When my father needed to hammer something he generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle-nose pliers.

Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.

As a people of faith, we know that prayer is a powerful instrument. And as one Nation under God, we know that many times our most powerful tool is prayer.

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Other Usage Examples

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.

For years, I always thought it was hilarious that I was this fitness guru, because fitness was just a tool I utilized to help people improve their confidence. For me, it's never been about fitness. It's always been about helping to empower people.

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.

Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music.

Everything revolves around the music when it comes to Tool.

He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.

All tools have intrinsic politics and technology is the tool of now.

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.

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