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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tool /ˈtul/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tool n.
 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 horse, did with his smarting tool
 Oft whip her dainty self.   --Spenser.
 4. A weapon. [Obs.]
    Him that is aghast of every tool.   --Chaucer.
 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.   --Burks.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tool v. t. [imp. & p. p. tooled p. pr. & vb. n. tooling.]
 1. To shape, form, or finish with a tool. “Elaborately tooled.”
 2. To drive, as a coach. [Slang, Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tool v. i.  To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive. [Colloq.]
    Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well-kept roads.    --Illust. American.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an implement used in the practice of a vocation
      2: the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was
         the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us
         new tools to fight disease" [syn: instrument]
      3: a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform
         unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else [syn: creature,
      4: obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick, shaft,
          pecker, peter, putz]
      v 1: drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
      2: ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the
         pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street" [syn: joyride,
          tool around]
      3: furnish with tools
      4: work with a tool