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Definition of TOOL

  • hand implement, as a hammer or saw
  • the working part of a machine
  • anything used for accomplishing a purpose
  • person exploited by another; dupe
  • to use an implement for manual work [v -ED, -ING, -S]
  • to shape, work, or decorate with a tool
  • to install machinery designed for performing a particular job
  • to form or finish with a tool (an implement used in manual work) [v TOOLED, TOOLING, TOOLS]