Definition of 'tool'
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Monkeys could shed new light on our early use of tools. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can be a powerful recruiting tool. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As long as you are not using machine tools it is not likely to hurt you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other tools of his trade are less hi-tech. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And 23 were left with surgical tools or instruments in their bodies. The Sun (2016)Alternatively, there are online budgeting tools that help resist the temptation to spend. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For many, such books have become a valuable tool. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A computer is a tool, like a book. Times, Sunday Times (2017)HSS has warned yet again on full-year profits as the tool hire group continues to overhaul its stores. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These crude forms of tool use clearly must be regarded as a rudimentary form of culture. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)They are a vital daily work tool for thousands of owners. The Sun (2008)The kit is a powerful and practical tool for open experimentation and play. The Sun (2015)Machines are the tools of the system. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Her tools of the trade are an internet connection and a webcam. The Sun (2014)Altogether he is a very poorly designed machine tool. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Officers were spotted taking tools and equipment into the house. The Sun (2014)There he designed machine tools and scientific apparatus. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Use free tools online to check out careers. Christianity Today (2000)Twitter has become a tool for campaigning backbenchers to bring about change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Use of small scale machinery and hand tools. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)Those in favour claim that the social networking tool has important business applications. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is just a tool to use in ministry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But you want the tools to work with. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The body is actually a powerful tool if you allow the mind to control it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For these are the tools of my trade. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He knew more about our tools and equipment than anyone in the country. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)For elite brain workers, computers are tools that enhance their productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our new and more efficient machine tools are not yet in use and have therefore had no chance to increase production efficiency as a whole. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Britain's biggest tool rental group gave warning yesterday that the slowdown in the construction industry next year would be worse than previously forecast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I couldn't work without the vehicle or the tools. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Where, though, are its tools and its instruments? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The reality is utterly different, with guesswork, crude tools and misleading instrument panels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to allow us to identify and take faster action on abuse as it's happening. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'tool'
British English: tool /tuːl/ NOUN
A tool is any instrument or simple piece of equipment, for example, a hammer or a knife, that you hold in your hands and use to do a particular kind of work.
The best tool for the purpose is a hammer.
- American English: tool
- Arabic: أَدَاة
- Brazilian Portuguese: ferramenta
- Chinese: 工具
- Croatian: alat
- Czech: nářadí
- Danish: værktøj
- Dutch: gereedschap
- European Spanish: herramienta
- Finnish: työkalu
- French: outil
- German: Werkzeug
- Greek: εργαλείο
- Italian: strumento
- Japanese: 道具
- Korean: 도구
- Norwegian: verktøy
- Polish: narzędzie
- European Portuguese: ferramenta
- Romanian: unealtă
- Russian: инструмент
- Spanish: herramienta
- Swedish: verktyg
- Thai: เครื่องมือ
- Turkish: araç mekanik
- Ukrainian: інструмент
- Vietnamese: công cụ
Definition of tool from the Collins English Dictionary
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