toolbox

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English[edit]

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Toolbox

Etymology[edit]

tool +‎ box

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toolbox (plural toolboxes)

  1. A storage case for tools.
  2. (computing) A set of pre-existing routines for use in writing new programs.
  3. (figuratively) A set of skills or competences
    • 2020 December 21, Bryan Lufkin, “How 'linguistic mirroring' can make you more convincing”, in BBC[1]:
      Developing this chameleon-like skill could prove to be a very useful addition to your toolbox for winning people over – and getting ahead.
  4. (slang) Dumbass or idiot.
    • 2007, Alexander Kern, Listen! Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen!!!:
      From the get go, one can immediately tell that this kid is a fucking toolbox.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toolbox.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuːlˌbɔks/, /ˈtuːlˌbɑks/
  • Hyphenation: tool‧box

Noun[edit]

toolbox m (plural toolboxen, diminutive toolboxje n)

  1. A set of auxiliary devices to tackle a set of related problems, e.g. a package of software for a target group or teaching - or marketing aids on a subject.
    Synonym: gereedschapskist

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toolbox.

Noun[edit]

toolbox f (plural toolboxes)

  1. (computing) A toolbox (set of routines)
    Synonym: toolkit