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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tool  \Tool\  (t[=oo]l),  v.  i.  [Cf.  {Tool},  v.  t.,  2.] 
  To  travel  in  a  vehicle;  to  ride  or  drive.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Boys  on  their  bicycles  tooling  along  the  well-kept 
  roads.  --Illust. 
  American. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tool  \Tool\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {tooled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {tooling}.] 
  1.  To  shape,  form  or  finish  with  a  tool.  ``Elaborately 
  tooled.''  --Ld.  Lytton. 
 
  2.  To  drive,  as  a  coach.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tool  \Tool\,  n.  [OE.  tol,tool.  AS  t[=o]l;  akin  to  Icel.  t[=o]l, 
  Goth.  taijan  to  do  to  make  taui  deed,  work  and  perhaps  to 
  E.  taw  to  dress  leather.  [root]64.] 
  1.  An  instrument  such  as  a  hammer,  saw,  plane,  file,  and  the 
  like  used  in  the  manual  arts,  to  facilitate  mechanical 
  operations;  any  instrument  used  by  a  craftsman  or  laborer 
  at  his  work  an  implement;  as  the  tools  of  a  joiner, 
  smith,  shoe-maker,  etc.;  also  a  cutter,  chisel,  or  other 
  part  of  an  instrument  or  machine  that  dresses  work 
 
  2.  A  machine  for  cutting  or  shaping  materials;  --  also  called 
  {machine  tool}. 
 
  3.  Hence  any  instrument  of  use  or  service. 
 
  That  angry  fool  .  .  .  Whipping  her  horse,  did  with 
  his  smarting  tool  Oft  whip  her  dainty  self 
  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  A  weapon.  [Obs.] 
 
  Him  that  is  aghast  of  every  tool.  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  A  person  used  as  an  instrument  by  another  person;  --  a 
  word  of  reproach;  as  men  of  intrigue  have  their  tools,  by 
  whose  agency  they  accomplish  their  purposes. 
 
  I  was  not  made  for  a  minion  or  a  tool.  --Burks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tool 
  n  1:  an  implement  used  in  the  practice  of  a  vocation 
  2:  the  means  whereby  something  is  accomplished;  "my  greed  was 
  the  instrument  of  my  destruction"  or  "science  has  given  us 
  new  tools  to  fight  disease"  [syn:  {instrument}] 
  3:  a  person  who  is  used  to  perform  unpleasant  or  dishonest 
  tasks  for  someone  else  [syn:  {creature},  {puppet}] 
  4:  obscene  terms  for  penis  [syn:  {cock},  {prick},  {dick},  {shaft}, 
  {pecker},  {peter}] 
  v  1:  "The  car  was  driving  down  the  road";  "The  convertible  tooled 
  down  the  street"  [syn:  {drive}] 
  2:  ride  in  a  conveyance  with  no  particular  goal  [syn:  {joyride}, 
  {tool  around}] 
  3:  furnish  with  tools 
  4:  work  with  a  tool 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Tool,  TX  (city,  FIPS  73352) 
  Location:  32.28025  N,  96.17242  W 
  Population  (1990):  1712  (1354  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  tool  1.  n.  A  program  used  primarily  to  create,  manipulate, 
  modify,  or  analyze  other  programs,  such  as  a  compiler  or  an  editor 
  or  a  cross-referencing  program.  Oppose  {app},  {operating  system}. 
  2.  [Unix]  An  application  program  with  a  simple,  `transparent'  (typically 
  text-stream)  interface  designed  specifically  to  be  used  in  programmed 
  combination  with  other  tools  (see  {filter},  {plumbing}).  3.  [MIT:  general 
  to  students  there]  vi  To  work  to  study  (connotes  tedium).  The  TMRC 
  Dictionary  defined  this  as  "to  set  one's  brain  to  the  grindstone". 
  See  {hack}.  4.  n.  [MIT]  A  student  who  studies  too  much  and  hacks 
  too  little.  (MIT's  student  humor  magazine  rejoices  in  the  name  "Tool 
  and  Die".) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  tool 
 
  1.    A  program  used  primarily  to  create,  manipulate, 
  modify,  or  analyse  other  programs,  such  as  a  compiler  or  an 
  editor  or  a  cross-referencing  program.  Opposite:  {app}, 
  {operating  system}. 
 
  2.  A  {Unix}  {application  program}  with  a  simple,  transparent" 
  (typically  text-stream)  interface  designed  specifically  to  be 
  used  in  programmed  combination  with  other  tools  (see  {filter}, 
  {plumbing}). 
 
  3.    ({MIT}:  general  to  students  there)  To  work  to 
  study  (connotes  tedium).  The  {TMRC}  Dictionary  defined  this 
  as  "to  set  one's  brain  to  the  grindstone".  See  {hack}. 
 
  4.    ({MIT})  A  student  who  studies  too  much  and 
  hacks  too  little.  MIT's  student  humour  magazine  rejoices  in 
  the  name  "Tool  and  Die". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-12-12) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  TOOL 
  [conference  on]  Technology  of  Object-Orientated  Languages  and  Systems  (OOP,  conference) 
 
 




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