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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toy  \Toy\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {toyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {toying}.] 
  To  dally  amorously;  to  trifle;  to  play. 
 
  To  toy,  to  wanton,  dally,  smile  and  jest.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toy  \Toy\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  foolishly.  [Obs.]  --E.  Dering  (1576). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toy  \Toy\  (toi),  n.  [D.  tuid  tools,  implements,  stuff,  trash, 
  speeltuig  playthings,  toys;  akin  to  G.  zeug  stuff,  materials, 
  MNG.  ziuc,  Icel.  tygi  gear;  all  ultimately  from  the  root  of 
  E.  tug,  v.  t.;  cf  G.  zeugen  to  beget,  MHG.  ziugen  to  beget, 
  make  ready,  procure.  See  {Tug},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  plaything  for  children;  a  bawble.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  A  thing  for  amusement,  but  of  no  real  value;  an  article  of 
  trade  of  little  value;  a  trifle. 
 
  They  exchange  for  knives,  glasses,  and  such  toys, 
  great  abundance  of  gold  and  pearl.  --Abr.  Abbot. 
 
  3.  A  wild  fancy;  an  odd  conceit;  idle  sport;  folly;  trifling 
  opinion. 
 
  To  fly  about  playing  their  wanton  toys.  --Spenser. 
 
  What  if  a  toy  take'em  in  the  heels  now  and  they  all 
  run  away  --Beau.  &Fl. 
 
  Nor  light  and  idle  toys  my  lines  may  vainly  swell. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  4.  Amorous  dalliance;  play;  sport;  pastime.  --Milton. 
 
  To  dally  thus  with  death  is  no  fit  toy.  --Spenser. 
 
  5.  An  old  story;  a  silly  tale.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  [Probably  the  same  word.]  A  headdress  of  linen  or  woolen, 
  that  hangs  down  over  the  shoulders,  worn  by  old  women  of 
  the  lower  classes;  --  called  also  {toy  mutch}.  [Scot.] 
  ``Having,  moreover,  put  on  her  clean  toy,  rokelay,  and 
  scarlet  plaid.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  toy 
  n  1:  an  artifact  designed  to  be  played  with  [syn:  {plaything}] 
  2:  a  nonfunctional  replica  of  something  else  (frequently  used 
  as  a  modifier);  "a  toy  stove" 
  3:  a  copy  that  reproduces  something  in  greatly  reduced  size 
  [syn:  {miniature}] 
  4:  any  of  several  breeds  of  very  small  dogs  kept  purely  as  pets 
  [syn:  {toy  dog}] 
  v  1:  behave  carelessly  or  indifferently;  "Play  about  with  a  young 
  girl's  affection"  [syn:  {dally},  {play},  {flirt}] 
  2:  manipulate  manually  with  no  purpose  or  aim  often  without 
  being  conscious  of  doing  so  "She  played  nervously  with 
  her  wedding  ring";  "Don't  fiddle  with  the  screws"  [syn:  {fiddle}, 
  {diddle},  {play}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  toy  n.  A  computer  system;  always  used  with  qualifiers.  1. 
  `nice  toy':  One  that  supports  the  speaker's  hacking  style  adequately. 
  2.  `just  a  toy':  A  machine  that  yields  insufficient  {computron}s  for  the 
  speaker's  preferred  uses.  This  is  not  condemnatory,  as  is  {bitty  box}; 
  toys  can  at  least  be  fun.  It  is  also  strongly  conditioned  by  one's 
  expectations;  Cray  XMP  users  sometimes  consider  the  Cray-1  a  `toy', 
  and  certainly  all  RISC  boxes  and  mainframes  are  toys  by  their  standards. 
  See  also  {Get  a  real  computer!}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  toy 
 
  A  computer  system;  always  used  with  qualifiers. 
 
  1.  "nice  toy":  One  that  supports  the  speaker's  hacking  style 
  adequately. 
 
  2.  "just  a  toy":  A  machine  that  yields  insufficient 
  {computron}s  for  the  speaker's  preferred  uses.  This  is  not 
  condemnatory,  as  is  {bitty  box};  toys  can  at  least  be  fun.  It 
  is  also  strongly  conditioned  by  one's  expectations;  Cray  XMP 
  users  sometimes  consider  the  Cray-1  a  "toy",  and  certainly  all 
  RISC  boxes  and  mainframes  are  toys  by  their  standards.  See 
  also  {Get  a  real  computer!}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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