- appliances1) 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 machine and other household appliances.
...Maytag, one of America's biggest domestic appliance manufacturers.2) N-SING: usu N of n The appliance of a skill or of knowledge is its use for a particular purpose.
They were the result of the intellectual appliance of science.
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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
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… … Wikipedia
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
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
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
appliance — tool, *implement, instrument, utensil Analogous words: accessory, adjunct (see APPENDAGE): *device, contrivance, gadget … New Dictionary of Synonyms
appliance — [n] machine, usually with domestic purpose apparatus, device, gadget, implement, instrument, mechanism, tool; concept 463 … New thesaurus
appliance — ► NOUN 1) a device designed to perform a specific task. 2) Brit. the application of something … English terms dictionary
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
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