Talk:tool

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Noun[edit]

tool (plural tools)

  1. A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.
    Hand me that tool, would you?
  2. Equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade.
    These are the tools of the trade.
  3. (computing) A software to develop softwares or hardwares.
    The software engineer had been developed lots of EDA tools.
  4. (slang) Penis.
  5. (slang) A person who uncritically supports and assists established authority. See sellout.
  6. (slang) By association, any contemptible, inadequate, or unpleasant person.
  7. (slang) A person who is used in relationships for reasons other than love.

That is the current definition,...[edit]

Each of the above seem[s] quite insufficient. Is there any etymology?


Is there any sense in this?:

  • The software engineer had been developed lots of EDA tools.

This is very offensive, & very much in need of etymology:


Thank You,

hopiakuta 16:50, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


< http://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=tool&diff=30570&oldid=30569 >.

hopiakuta 19:00, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Requests for verification - kept[edit]

Kept. See archived discussion of January 2009. 07:03, 29 January 2009 (UTC)