Complete Definition of "appliance"

English

Etymology
From the English apply.

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈplaɪəns/, SAMPA|/@"[email protected]/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪəns|-aɪəns

Noun
appliance (plural: appliances)

  1. The act of applying; application.
  2. An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).

#:''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 painfull spanking appliance

  1. Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electricity|electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
  2. An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
  3. (obsolete) compliance

References
R:Websters

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+

A device in its own right:
Dutch: toestel n, (domestic) huishoudstoestel n

To adapt other equipment:
Dutch: hulpstuk n

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