Definition for tool

noun as in instrument used to shape, form, finish

noun as in person who can be manipulated by another

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Example Sentences

Founder Emna Ghariani says the company’s “proprietary prioritization engine” helps to sort tasks and tickets by importance, and to analyze the time they’re spending in each tool throughout the week.

This tactic goes well beyond traditional keyword research and generates content ideas directly from your targeted audience, not a keyword tool.

Cash App already offers tools to buy stocks and cryptocurrency.

From Fortune

Search Trends, the Client Health Tracker, or the Reporting board are just a part of our specialized tools and resources.

Plugged into this huge index, WeChat search has become a powerful tool to find information.

And the law can easily be used as a political tool to punish any disrespect of the state.

He wasn't crazy about being fat, but he saw his body as a tool to use in the making of his career.

Tool around Capitol Hill, which brims gay bars, restaurants, and clubs.

“The spoon was a tool for foreshadowing,” the Facebook page explains.

This study uses the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is really a tool that tracks crimes.

The execution is such that the drawing of the gown and the lines of the face seem to have been traced by an engraver's tool.

Reaching into one of the secret pockets of his wide black belt he removed a curiously shaped tool of finest tempered steel.

Whoever denied the former proposition was called a tool of the Court.

Mariequita sat near by, dangling her legs, watching him work, and handing him nails from the tool-box.

He could tool a heap like a maniacal genius born with a steering wheel in his hands.


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What are other ways to say tool?

A tool is a contrivance held in and worked by the hand, for assisting the work of (especially) mechanics or skilled laborers: a carpenter’s tools. An instrument is anything used in doing a certain type of work or producing a certain result, especially such as requires delicacy, accuracy, or precision: surgical or musical instruments. An implement is any tool or contrivance designed or used for a particular purpose: agricultural implements. A utensil is especially an article for domestic use: kitchen utensils. 

On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tool, such as: apparatus, appliance, device, engine, gadget, and gizmo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.