- a machine or device, esp an electrical one used domestically
- any piece of equipment having a specific function
- a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
- another name for a fire engine
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Translations for 'appliance'
- British English: appliance An appliance is a device such as a vacuum cleaner that does a particular job in your home....electrical appliances.əˈplaɪəns NOUN
- Arabic: جِهاز
- Brazilian Portuguese: aparelho
- Chinese: 器具
- Croatian: uređaj
- Czech: spotřebič
- Danish: apparat
- Dutch: toestel
- European Spanish: aparatoeléctrico
- Finnish: laite
- French: appareil ménager
- German: Gerät
- Greek: συσκευή
- Italian: apparecchio
- Japanese: 器具
- Korean: 기구
- Norwegian: hjelpemiddel
- Polish: urządzenie
- Portuguese: aparelho
- Romanian: aparat aparate
- Russian: бытовой прибор
- Spanish: aparato
- Swedish: redskap
- Thai: เครื่องใช้
- Turkish: cihaz
- Ukrainian: прилад
- Vietnamese: thiết bị
Example Sentences Including 'appliance'
"They pay their workers less in a week than I pay mine in an hour," says a Canadian appliance executive.
Globe and Mail (2003)
He forced himself to look down at his watch, at some practical everyday, useful appliance.
The Sound of Murder
He had taken his own appliance inside the room which he had attached to the mains.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
In most builders ' merchants and hardware stores, and even in some appliance or department stores, this is clearly demonstrated.
Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice
She's a nice girl but so dazed, stands motionlessly in the kitchen usually in front of whatever appliance Astrid or I are trying to get to.
AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
That is, you will buy an accounting appliance , not a separate computer and some accounting software.
Business Today (1999)
The appliance in question was only four months old but it had sprung a leak.
The Image of Laura
The family also lost everything on July 15, 2000, when a fire blamed on a faulty appliance destroyed their Magrath home.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
The prize for ego goes to former US boxing champ, turned household appliance guru, George Foreman.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
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