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 for tool
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To drive, as a coach. [Slang, Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tool \Tool\ (t[=oo]l), 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called
        machine tool.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That angry fool . . .
              Whipping her horse, did with his smarting tool
              Oft whip her dainty self.             --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A weapon. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Him that is aghast of every tool.     --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I was not made for a minion or a tool. --Burks.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tool
      n 1: an implement used in the practice of a vocation
      2: the means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the
         instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new
         tools to fight disease" [syn: instrument, tool]
      3: a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform
         unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else [syn:
         creature, tool, puppet]
      4: obscene terms for penis [syn: cock, prick, dick,
         shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz]
      v 1: drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
      2: ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the
         pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street" [syn: joyride,
         tool, tool around]
      3: furnish with tools
      4: work with a tool

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  306 Moby Thesaurus words for "tool":
     Charlie McCarthy, Federal, T square, adz, agency, agent, aid,
     amanuensis, ancilla, apparatus, apple-polisher, appliance,
     ass-licker, auto, autolithograph, avenue, awl, ax, backscratcher,
     backslapper, baggage agent, bale breaker, bar, battering ram,
     be a printmaker, bevel, bevel square, bodkin, bootlick, bootlicker,
     bradawl, bread knife, brown-nose, brownie, buffer, bushwhacker,
     business agent, butcher knife, calipers, cant hook, carve,
     carving knife, caulking iron, center punch, character, charioteer,
     chaser, chisel, chuck, chump, claim agent, clamp, clasp, clawback,
     cleaver, clerk, clinch, clip, clipper, clippers, commercial agent,
     commission agent, consignee, contraption, contrivance, courtier,
     cramp, crease, creature, cribble, cringer, crosshatch, crowbar,
     customer agent, cut, dagger, decorate, device, dibble, dividers,
     dog, dress, dummy, dupe, edger, electric sander,
     electric soldering iron, embellish, enchase, engrave, factor,
     fawner, fed, federal agent, file, flail, flatterer, flunky,
     footlicker, forceps, fork, freight agent, functionary, furrow,
     gadget, general agent, gimmick, gizmo, go-between, gouge, grab,
     grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling iron, grave, grease gun,
     grindstone, grip, groove, groveler, hack, handmaid, handmaiden,
     handshaker, hatch, hatchet, hawk, helot, hireling, hoe, holdfast,
     hook, hunting knife, implement, incise, inscribe, instrument,
     instrumentality, insurance agent, interagent, intermediary,
     intermediate, intermedium, jack, jackal, jackknife, jackscrew,
     jaws, jointer, knife, kowtower, lackey, lance, lancet, land agent,
     lathe, law agent, led captain, letter-opener, level, lever,
     lickspit, lickspittle, line, literary agent, lithograph,
     loan agent, machete, machine, make prints, mark, mattock,
     mealymouth, means, mechanism, mechanize, mediator, medium, midwife,
     mill, minion, miter box, motor, motorize, nail file, nail puller,
     news agent, nippers, official, organ, ornament, palette knife,
     paper clip, paper cutter, paper knife, paring knife,
     parliamentary agent, passenger agent, pawn, peavey, penknife, peon,
     pick, pickax, pilot, pincers, pinch bar, pitchfork, planer,
     plaything, pliers, plowshare, press agent, print, puller, punch,
     punch pliers, puncheon, puppet, purchasing agent, putty knife, ram,
     rammer, ramrod, razor, razor blade, real estate agent, retool,
     ripping bar, road, sales agent, saw knife, sax, scalpel, scissors,
     scoop, score, scrape, scraper, scratch, screwdriver, scuffle hoe,
     sculpture, scythe, secretary, serf, servant, shape, shaper, share,
     sharpen, shears, sheath knife, sickle, sidecutters, slave, snips,
     soldering iron, spaniel, spatula, spear, special agent, spokeshave,
     square, stapler, station agent, steward, stipple, stooge, suck,
     sucker, surgical knife, sword, sycophant, table knife, tackle,
     tamp, tamper, tamping pick, tap, theatrical agent, ticket agent,
     timeserver, tire iron, tire tool, toad, toady, tongs, toy,
     travel agent, truckler, tufthunter, tweezers, utensil, vehicle,
     vise, walking delegate, way, weapon, wedge, wheel, work,
     wrecking bar, wrench, yes-man
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  TOOL
         [conference on] Technology of Object-Orientated Languages and
  Systems (OOP, conference)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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; see also toolchain.
  
      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 (30 December 2018) :

  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 U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Tool, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    2275
     Housing Units (2000): 1416
     Land area (2000):     3.607782 sq. miles (9.344112 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.015894 sq. miles (0.041166 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.623676 sq. miles (9.385278 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            73352
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             32.280459 N, 96.172678 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Tool, TX
      Tool
  

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