appliance

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. device, machine, implement; attachment, accessory. See instrumentality, remedy.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. instrument, machine, apparatus; see device 1 , tool 1 .
Common household appliances include: broiler, deep-fryer, broom, floor waxer, can opener, carving knife, coffee maker, blender, food processor, microwave oven, hair dryer, popcorn popper, toaster, toothbrush, waffle iron, griddle, warming tray, iron, sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, rotisserie, disposal, clothes dryer, clothes washer, washing machine, stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, barbecue, water heater, air conditioner, air purifier; see also radio 2 , record player , television . See Synonym Study at tool .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
mechanism, apparatus, machine, instrument, contrivance, gadget, *gizmo, modern convenience, contraption.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Something, as a machine, devised for a particular function: apparatus, contraption, contrivance, device. See MACHINE.

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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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