Definition of tool :
1. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; - also called machine tool.
2. 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.
3. A weapon.
4. 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.
5. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
6. To drive, as a coach.
7. To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
8. To travel in a vehicle; to ride or drive.
putz, stooge, patsy, accomplice, dig, stopcock, diaphysis, over, beam, instrumental role, scape, beast, chump, boner, shot, soft touch, animal, son of a bitch, slam, bus, cocksucker, ray of light, quill, balls, cat's-paw, hireling, means, legal document, shit, accessory, puppet, beak, dent, auxiliary, prick, come-on, creature, nib, bypass, pushover, gumshoe, brute, tool around, cervical, hayseed, barb, sitting target, dupe, machine tool, intermediary, musical instrument, bollocks, block in, marionette, servant, carve up, peter, beam of light, pigeon, ray, legal instrument, carry, automation, rooster, automaton, beaver, spear, accouterments, array, sucker, pawn, bits, lay figure, motor, back up, big beast, light beam, stool pigeon, weapon, move, mug, rotating shaft, dickhead, animate being, shaft of light, calamus, gull, car-pool, jay, bastard, mechanism, gadgetry, power tool, irradiation, bill, joyride, wight, lance, cojones, change down, drive, box in, slit, shaft, pricking, scratch, dick, prey, woodpecker, greenhorn, sitting duck, pecker, cock, turncock, jibe, asshole, pilot, cervix, clunker, messenger, incision, buckle up, neb, clitoris, sap, gibe, whoreson, official document, black box, peckerwood, fauna, wheel, agent, hawkshaw
instrument (part of speech: noun)
tool (part of speech: noun)
grindstone, posthole auger, band saw, shovel, mallet, hedge trimmer, file, lathe, scythe, spoke shave, hatchet, chain saw, crosscut saw, cold chisel, spanner, planer, tire iron, level, hacksaw, snips, wedge, square, calipers, jointer, auger, bow saw, shears, wrecking bar, sickle, claw hammer, emery wheel, scissors, chisel, trowel, miter box, welder, handsaw, crowbar, ball-peen hammer, sledgehammer, back saw, scroll saw, ripsaw, spade, saw, lug wrench, plane, coping saw, tin snips, vise, grapnel, punch, jackknife, screwdriver, hammer, circular saw, edger, wrench, axe, pickax, drill, machete, awl, pick, bench drill, buzz saw, arc welder, jigsaw, stapler, drill press, table saw, hoe, keyhole saw, pliers, pipe wrench, knife, monkey wrench, radial arm saw, gouge
intervention (part of speech: noun)
- It was originally designed to act as a tool of social control. - "The Sword", Frank Quattrocchi.
- The Tool Department was being stripped of everything that could be used as a weapon, too. - "Null-ABC", Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire.
- Apply not to Lerma; he is the tool of Calderon. - "Calderon The Courtier A Tale", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.