an artifact designed to be played with
a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
"a toy stove"
a device regarded as providing amusement
"private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
toy dog, toy(verb)
any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)
behave carelessly or indifferently
"Play about with a young girl's affection"
toy, fiddle, diddle, play(verb)
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
"She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
"They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
To play with, to mock
Figo is toying with the English defence.
To ponder or consider.
I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
a plaything for children; a bawble
a thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle
a wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion
amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime
an old story; a silly tale
a headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch
to dally amorously; to trifle; to play
to treat foolishly
A toy is any item that can be used for play. Toys are generally played with by children and pets. Playing with toys is an enjoyable means of training the young for life in society. Different materials are used to make toys enjoyable to both young and old. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and "fly" it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment. Some toys are produced primarily as collector's items and are intended for display only. The origin of toys is prehistoric; dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as representations of tools used by adults are readily found at archaeological sites. The origin of the word "toy" is unknown, but it is believed that it was first used in the 14th century. Toys, and play in general, are important when it comes to growing up and learning about the world around us. The young use toys and play to discover their identity, help their bodies grow strong, learn cause and effect, explore relationships, and practice skills they will need as adults. Adults use toys and play to form and strengthen social bonds, teach, remember and reinforce lessons from their youth, discover their identity, exercise their minds and bodies, explore relationships, practice skills, and decorate their living spaces.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
toi, n. a child's plaything: a trifle: a thing only for amusement or look: a curious conceit, a story: a matter of no importance: amorous sport.—v.i. to trifle: to dally amorously.—n. Toy′er, one who toys.—adj. Toy′ish, given to toying or trifling: playful: wanton.—adv. Toy′ishly.—ns. Toy′ishness; Toy′man, one who deals in toys; Toy′shop, a shop where toys are sold.—adj. Toy′some, disposed to toy: wanton. [Dut. tuig, tools; Ger. zeng, stuff.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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 computrons 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!.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'toy' in Nouns Frequency: #1802
The numerical value of toy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of toy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Parents are the child's first big toy.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
If you can’t control it, you will be the toy of your own mind!
Man talking confidently about God is like a toy talking confidently about man.
Man must be happy, as happy as a poor child cheerfully playing with his poor toy!
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Translations for toy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- دمية, لعبةArabic
- joguet, joguinaCatalan, Valencian
- hračka, hrát si, pohrávat si s myšlenkou, zvažovatCzech
- darle vueltas a una idea, jugar, jugueteSpanish
- بازیچه, اسباب بازیPersian
- caresser, amuser, jouet, jouer, triturerFrench
- cluicheag, àilleagan, dèideagScottish Gaelic
- gaih, goog, dideeManx
- jwètHaitian Creole
- játékszer, játékHungarian
- giocattolo, baloccoItalian
- おもちゃ, 玩具Japanese
- mea tākaroMāori
- leketøy, leike, leke, leiketøyNorwegian
- leike, leikety, leiketøyNorwegian Nynorsk
- joguina, joguetOccitan
- zabawki, zabawkaPolish
- безделушка, игрушка, забавляться, игратьRussian
- ìgračka, ѝграчка, поигравати се, poigravati seSerbo-Croatian
- leksak, lekaSwedish
- đồ chơiVietnamese
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