- n. 工具，用具；器械，机床；手段
- vi. 使用工具；用机床装备工厂
- vt. 用工具给……加工
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自古英语 tol,工具，设备，武器，来自 Proto-Germanic*towlam,工具，对等于 tow,拉，引导， -le,工具格后缀。
- tool: [OE] A tool is etymologically an implement used to ‘make’ something. It came from a prehistoric Germanic *tōwlam. This was derived from a base *tōw-, *taw-, which produced a variety of other words with the general sense ‘make, prepare, do’ (most of them have now died out, but survivors include Dutch touwen and English taw ‘make leather’).
=> taw, tow
- tool (n.)
- Old English tol "instrument, implement used by a craftsman or laborer, weapon," from Proto-Germanic *to(w)lam "implement" (cognates: Old Norse tol), from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian "prepare" (see taw). The ending is the instrumental suffix -el (1). Figurative sense of "person used by another for his own ends" is recorded from 1660s. Slang meaning "penis" first recorded 1550s.
- tool (v.)
- "to drive a vehicle," 1812, probably from tool (n.) as if "to manage skillfully." The meaning "to work or shape with a tool" is recorded from 1815; that of "equip (a factory) with machine tools" is from 1927. Related: Tooled; tooling.
- 1. An intelligent computer will be an indispensable diagnostic tool for doctors.
- 2. The moulds for the foundry are made in the tool-room area.
- 3. Writing is a good tool for discharging overwhelming feelings.
- 4. The video has become an invaluable teaching tool.
- 5. He became the tool of the security services.
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