Meaning of TOOL in English
1. a tool
1. a tool
▷ tool /tuːl/ [countable noun]
a thing that you hold in your hand and use to repair, cut, or make something :
▪ He couldn’t finish repairing the engine because he didn’t have the right tools.
▪ a tool for cutting metal
▪ All my gardening tools had been stolen from the shed.
a strong box that tools are kept in
▪ He took a spanner from his tool box and tightened up the bolts on the gate.
a set of tools that are kept together
▪ A good tool kit should contain pliers, screwdrivers, and wire-cutters.
▷ instrument /ˈɪnstrɑmənt/ [countable noun]
a small tool or device used especially by doctors and scientists, for doing careful or delicate work :
▪ I sat in the dentist’s chair and looked at the row of instruments beside me.
▪ The microscope is perhaps the most widely used scientific instrument.
▪ The company specializes in the manufacture of high quality writing instruments.
▷ gadget /ˈgædʒɪt, ˈgædʒət/ [countable noun]
a small tool that has been cleverly designed to help you do something more easily :
▪ He showed her several electronic gadgets, such as a watch that you can use as a phone.
▪ It’s a clever little gadget which you can use to cut vegetables into attractive shapes.
▪ A sales assistant was demonstrating several kitchen gadgets to a crowd of shoppers.
▷ device /dɪˈvaɪs/ [countable noun]
a piece of equipment that has been cleverly designed to do a particular job, for example one that makes measurements, records sounds, or controls the operation of a machine :
▪ An EEG is a device that records electrical activity in the brain.
device for doing something
▪ a thermostatic device for controlling temperature
▪ The farmers there still use the ‘Archimedes Screw’, an ancient device for raising water from a lake or well.
▷ implement /ˈɪmplɪmənt, ˈɪmpləmənt/ [countable noun] formal
a tool or simple machine used for a particular job, especially when working in the garden or on a farm :
▪ The native women grind the wheat with heavy stone implements.
▪ It is best to cut weeds off at the roots with an implement such as a hoe.
farming/cooking/writing etc implements
▪ Some children find it difficult to hold their writing implements.
▷ utensil /juːˈtens ə l/ [countable noun]
a piece of equipment, especially one used in the kitchen to prepare food :
▪ Peter found the potato peeler in a drawer full of utensils.
▪ We packed a few essential cooking utensils such as pots and a can opener for our camping trip.
▪ You will find a wide range of kitchen utensils in our cookshop on the second floor.
Longman Activator English vocab. Английский словарь Longman активатор . 2012