tool


tool
noun
1 instrument for making/repairing things
ADJECTIVE
general-purpose, multi-purpose
basic, primitive, simple, standard, traditional

craftsmen using traditional tools

sophisticated, special
right

Do you have the right tools for the job?

sharp
rusty
cutting, drawing, measuring
cordless, hand, machine, power
agricultural, engineering, farm, farming, garden, gardening, industrial, woodworking
… OF TOOLS
set
VERB + TOOL
use
sharpen
down tools (BrE)

Workers downed tools (= stopped work) in protest at poor safety standards in the works.

2 sth that helps you do/achieve sth
ADJECTIVE
new
effective, essential, handy, important, indispensable, invaluable, key, major, necessary, powerful, primary, useful, valuable, vital
blunt
educational, learning, pedagogical, teaching
reference, research

This dictionary is an invaluable reference tool for advanced learners.

analysis, analytical, conceptual, diagnostic, investigative, practical

a valuable diagnostic tool for physicians

legal, negotiating, political, propaganda

We must ensure that education is not used as a political tool.

communication, management, marketing
design, development, drawing, multimedia, presentation
blogging, desktop, digital, online, programming, software
VERB + TOOL
become

The Internet has become a vital tool for many artists.

develop, provide
PHRASES
the tools of the/sb's trade

Sympathy and compassion are the tools of his trade.

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Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Tool — sur scène en 2006. Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tool — (t[=oo]l), n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. t[=o]l; akin to Icel. t[=o]l, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tool — [to͞ol] n. [ME toole < OE tol, akin to ON tol < ? IE base * deu > TAW2] 1. any implement, instrument, or utensil held in the hand and used to form, shape, fasten, add to, take away from, or otherwise change something by cutting, hitting …   English World dictionary

  • Tool — (engl. ‚Werkzeug‘) bezeichnet: allgemein ein Werkzeug speziell ein PC Werkzeug (PC Tool), kleines Computerprogramm, oft Dienstprogramm Tool (Band), US amerikanische Progressive Metal Band Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten: Tool (Texas) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive, as a coach. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tool — (t[=oo]l), v. i. [Cf. {Tool}, v. t., 2.] To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive. [Colloq.] Boys on their bicycles tooling along the well kept roads. Illust. American. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tool — Tool, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2275 Housing Units (2000): 1416 Land area (2000): 3.607782 sq. miles (9.344112 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.015894 sq. miles (0.041166 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.623676 sq. miles (9.385278 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Tool, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2275 Housing Units (2000): 1416 Land area (2000): 3.607782 sq. miles (9.344112 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.015894 sq. miles (0.041166 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.623676 sq. miles (9.385278 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • tool — ► NOUN 1) a device or implement used to carry out a particular function. 2) a thing used to help perform a job. 3) a person used by another. ► VERB 1) (usu. be tooled) impress a design on (a leather book cover) with a heated tool. 2) equip with… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tool — [tu:l] das; s, s <aus engl. tool, »Werkzeug«> Programm, das bestimmte zusätzliche Aufgaben innerhalb eines anderen Programms übernimmt; Hilfsprogramm (EDV) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • tool — [n1] instrument used to shape, form, finish apparatus, appliance, contraption, contrivance, device, engine, gadget, gizmo*, implement, job, machine, means, mechanism, utensil, weapon, whatchamacallit*; concept 499 tool [n2] person who allows… …   New thesaurus


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