- a pistol or gun.
- a pickpocket.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of tool
synonym study for tool
OTHER WORDS FROM tooltooler, nountoolless, adjectivemul·ti·tool, nounun·tooled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for tool
In the last few years, many new AI tools have been developed and described in medical journals, but their effectiveness has been hard to compare and assess because the quality of trial designs varies.New standards for AI clinical trials will help spot snake oil and hype|Will Heaven|September 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
While we’ll have to watch how the legal proceedings pan out, if TikTok is allowed to keep operating, it is slated to become one of the most powerful marketing tools for American brands.Unpacking the TikTok algorithm: Three reasons why it’s the most addictive social network|Brian Freeman|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The SUNY-ProPublica analysis uses pollution information from the EPA’s 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment, a screening tool aimed at helping state agencies identify and measure the sources of HAPs.New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas|by Lylla Younes, ProPublica, and Sara Sneath|September 11, 2020|ProPublica
To further support the Wikipedia community, we created the WikiLoop program last year that hosts several editor tools focused on content quality.Google now uses BERT to match stories with fact checks|Barry Schwartz|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Land
Your customer might intuitively realize this, but they didn’t have the tools to be able to study the data.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no|SEOmonitor|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The United States has tools to impose costs on the North Koreans.
Elsewhere on the Internet, and often, Turkers butt heads over which tools work best, or what nation they hail from.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She began operating out of her home garage in 1980, slowly acquiring the many props and tools that would decorate her dungeon.
No, the tools used are just old fashioned, and the images produced are drawings, hardly a new invention.
After a while, you start to realize that they were just tools used by the leaders and the Politburo.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Man is far superior in dealing with numbers and also with tools and mechanical things.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
He refused to treat the matter lightly, but gathered up the tools with which he had been working.Boy Scouts in the North Sea|G. Harvey Ralphson
It is easy to build a palace with men and tools; it is difficult to build a log cabin with nothing but an ax.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
When the gold is pressed into the impressions of the tools with the pad of cotton-wool, they should be plainly visible through it.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
He opened the lid, searched among some tools which lay in the receptacle beneath, and took out a chisel.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for tool
- an implement, such as a hammer, saw, or spade, that is used by hand
- a power-driven instrument; machine tool
- (in combination)a toolkit
- any of the instruments used by a bookbinder to impress a design on a book cover
- a design so impressed