What does Appliance mean?

Definitions for Applianceəˈplaɪ əns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Appliance.

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


  1. Appliance(n.)

    Specifically: An apparatus or device, usually powered electrically, used in homes to perform domestic functions. An appliance is often categorized as a major appliance or a minor appliance by its cost. Common major appliances are the refrigerator, washing machine, clothes drier, oven, and dishwasher. Some minor appliances are a toaster, vacuum cleaner or microwave oven.


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Appliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Appliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gil Shwed:

    Our newly launched security appliance lines optimized for threat prevention ... resulted in a marked increase in unit sales.

  2. Harriet Van Horne.:

    There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set.

  3. Lynette Kucsma:

    There's a touchscreen on the front that connects to a recipe site in the cloud, so it's an internet-of-things, connected kitchen appliance.

  4. Mark Sasicki:

    Your kids' cellphones are Samsung, those kids become young adults, those young adults become adults, it plays into their appliance business.

  5. Bharavi:

    Be patient, if thou wouldst thy ends accomplish; for like patience is there no appliance effective of success, producing certainly abundant fruit of actions, never damped by failure, conquering all impediments.

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