Definitions for Applianceəˈplaɪ əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pli•anceəˈplaɪ əns(n.)

  1. a device or machine used esp. in the home to carry out a specific function, as toasting bread or chilling food.

  2. any instrument or apparatus for a particular purpose or use.

  3. the act of applying; application.

  4. Obs.

    Ref: compliance

Origin of appliance:

1555–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget(noun)

    a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

  2. appliance(noun)

    durable goods for home or office use

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. appliance(noun)əˈplaɪ əns

    electrical equipment

    household appliances

Wiktionary

  1. appliance(Noun)

    The act of applying; application.

  2. appliance(Noun)

    An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).

  3. appliance(Noun)

    Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.

  4. appliance(Noun)

    An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose

    When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances at home can double as perfectly painful spanking appliance

  5. appliance(Noun)

    (obsolete) A compliance

  6. Origin: Recorded since the 1560s. From the English apply + -ance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appliance(noun)

    the act of applying; application; [Obs.] subservience

  2. Appliance(noun)

    the thing applied or used as a means to an end; an apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a mechanical appliance; a machine with its appliances


Translations for Appliance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

appliance(noun)

an instrument or tool used for a particular job

washing-machines and other electrical appliances.

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