HyperDic: appliance

English > 2 senses of the word appliance:
NOUNartifactappliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widgeta device or control that is very useful for a particular job
artifactappliancedurable goods for home or office use
appliance > pronunciation
Soundsahplay'ahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > appliance: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
Synonymscontraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget
Narrowergadgetryappliances collectively
gimbalAn appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injectorA contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod conmodern convenience
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishadminículo, aparato, armatoste, artilugio, dispositivo, gadget, gizmo, ingenio, utensilio
Catalanaparell, dispositiu, enginy, fòtil, gadget, gizmo, maquineta
English > appliance: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningdurable goods for home or office use.
Narrowerair conditioner, A/C, air-conditionerAn appliance designed to extract humidity from the air and thereby cool it
dehumidifierAn applicance to extract moisture from the air and make the environment more comfortable
dryer, drierAn appliance that removes moisture
home appliance, household applianceAn appliance that does a particular job in the home
humidifierAn appliance designed to add moisture to the air in a building
Broaderdurables, durable goods, consumer durablesconsumer goods that are not destroyed by use
Spanishaparato, electrodoméstico
Catalanaparell

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