Appliance

  • 1 Appliance — Ap*pli ance, n. 1. The act of applying; application. [1913 Webster] 2. subservience; compliance. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A thing applied or used as a means to an end; an apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a mechanical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Appliance — may refer to a device with a narrow function:* Home appliance, household machines, using electricity or some other energy input. ** Small appliances ** Major appliances * In medicine and dentistry, custom fitted appliances to an individual for… …

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  • 3 appliance — ap‧pli‧ance [əˈplaɪəns] noun [uncountable] MARKETING a piece of electrical equipment, especially one used in people s homes such as a cooker or a refrigerator: • The firm manufactures household appliances. * * * appliance UK US /əˈplaɪəns/ noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 appliance — I noun accessory, adjunct, apparatus, appurtenance, attachment, commodity, contrivance, convenience, device, equipment, facility, implement, instrument, instrumentum, labor saving device, machine, means, mechanism, piece of apparatus, precision… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 appliance — (n.) 1560s, action of putting into use, from APPLY (Cf. apply) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Meaning instrument, thing applied for a purpose is from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 appliance — tool, *implement, instrument, utensil Analogous words: accessory, adjunct (see APPENDAGE): *device, contrivance, gadget …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 appliance — [n] machine, usually with domestic purpose apparatus, device, gadget, implement, instrument, mechanism, tool; concept 463 …

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  • 8 appliance — ► NOUN 1) a device designed to perform a specific task. 2) Brit. the application of something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 appliance — [ə plī′əns] n. 1. Rare the act of applying; application 2. a device or machine for performing a specific task, esp. one that is worked mechanically or by electricity [stoves, irons, etc. are household appliances] SYN. IMPLEMENT …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 appliance — [[t]əpla͟ɪ͟əns[/t]] appliances 1) N COUNT An appliance is a device or machine in your home that you use to do a job such as cleaning or cooking. Appliances are often electrical. [FORMAL] He could also learn to use the vacuum cleaner, the washing… …

    English dictionary

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  • 12 appliance — 01. The apartment already has most [appliances], including a stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer and dishwasher. 02. You ll blow a fuse if you try to use too many [appliances] at once. 03. Toaster ovens can be found on the third floor in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 appliance — ap|pli|ance [əˈplaıəns] n a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, such as a ↑cooker or ↑washing machine, used in people s homes domestic/household etc appliance ▪ There s plenty of space for all the usual kitchen appliances.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 appliance —    an item of medical equipment worn on the body    Literally, anything which is applied for a specific purpose. A shortening of surgical appliance, which might describe a scalpel. An appliance may be a truss, a hearing aid, a wooden leg, or… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 15 appliance */ — UK [əˈplaɪəns] / US noun [countable] Word forms appliance : singular appliance plural appliances a machine or piece of equipment that you have in your home, for example a washing machine or refrigerator We stock a wide range of kitchen appliances …

    English dictionary

  • 16 appliance — noun Date: 1561 1. an act of applying 2. a. a piece of equipment for adapting a tool or machine to a special purpose ; attachment b. an instrument or device designed for a particular use or function …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 appliance — noun /əˈplaɪəns/ a) The act of applying; application. When the boy hid fathers feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances at home can double as perfectly painful spanking appliance b) An implement, an instrument… …

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  • 18 appliance — A device used to improve function of a part, or for therapeutic purposes. [fr, O. Fr. aplier, to apply, fr. L. applico, to fold together] craniofacial a. a device used to immobilize and/or reduce mandibular or midfacial fractures. SEE ALSO …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 appliance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ modern ▪ energy efficient ▪ faulty (esp. BrE) ▪ electric, electrical, electronic, gas …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 appliance — prietaisas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. apparatus; appliance; device; instrument vok. Gerät, n; Instrument, n rus. прибор, m pranc. appareil, m; dispositif, m; instrument, m …

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