HyperDic: instrument

English > 9 senses of the word instrument:
NOUNartifactinstrumenta device that requires skill for proper use
actinstrument, toolthe means whereby some act is accomplished
person instrument, pawn, cat's-pawa person used by another to gain an end
communicationinstrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
communicationinstrument, instrumental rolethe semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
artifactinstrument, musical instrumentany of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
VERBpossessioninstrumentequip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
creationinstrument, instrumentatewrite an instrumental score for
communicationinstrumentaddress a legal document to
instrument > pronunciation
Soundsih'nstrahmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device that requires skill for proper use.
Narroweranalyzer, analyserAn instrument / instrument that performs analyses
cautery, cauterantAn instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
drafting instrumentAn instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
engineAn instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.
extractorAn instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
harmonium, organ, reed organA free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
instrument of executionAn instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
instrument of punishmentAn instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring deviceinstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
medical instrumentinstrument used in the practice of medicine
navigational instrumentAn instrument used for navigating
optical instrumentAn instrument designed to aid vision
plotterAn instrument (usually driven by a computer) for drawing graphs or pictures
scientific instrumentAn instrument used by scientists
sonographAn instrument that uses the differential transmission and reflection of ultrasonic waves in order to provide an image of a bodily organ
surveying instrument, surveyor's instrumentAn instrument used by surveyors
tracerAn instrument used to make tracings
weapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
whipAn instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishinstrumento
Catalaninstrument
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe means whereby some act is accomplished.
Example"my greed was the instrument of my destruction"
Synonymtool
Broadermeans, agency, wayHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
Spanishherramienta, instrumento
Catalaneina, instrument
Adjectivesinstrumentalserving or acting as a means or aid
Verbsinstrumentequip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person used by another to gain an end.
Synonymspawn, cat's-paw
Broaderassistant, helper, help, supporterA person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.
Synonymslegal document, legal instrument, official document
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweracquittance, releaseA legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
act, enactmentA legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
affidavitwritten declaration made under oath
arraignmentA legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
articles of incorporationA legal document that creates a corporation
assignmentThe instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
bill, measureA statute in draft before it becomes law
brief, legal briefA document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
conveyancedocument effecting a property transfer
debentureA certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt / debt
deed, deed of conveyance, titleA legal document signed and sealed / sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
derivative instrument, derivativeA financial instrument whose value is based on another security
impeachmentA formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
indictment, bill of indictmentA formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
lawlegal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
letters of administrationlegal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named
letters testamentaryA legal document from a probate ... / probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities
license, licence, permitA legal document giving official permission to do something
living willA document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
mandate, authorization, authorisationA document giving an official instruction or command
manifestA customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
negotiable instrumentAn unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgementThe legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
passportA document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country
patent, letters patentAn official document granting a right or privilege
power of attorneyA legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent
security, certificateA formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment
ship's papersofficial papers which a ship is legally required to have
tax return, income tax return, returndocument giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
trust deed, deed of trustA written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note
will, testamentA legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
working papers, work papers, work permitA legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries
writ, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
written agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishdocumento judicial, documento jurídico, documento legal, documento oficial, instrumento
Catalandocument jurídic, document legal, document oficial
Verbsinstrumentaddress a legal document to
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.
Synonyminstrumental role
Broadersemantic role, participant role(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
English > instrument: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningAny of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.
Synonymmusical instrument
Narrowerbarrel organ, grind organ, hand organA musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
bassThe member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
calliope, steam organA musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrumentA musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, wheel fiddleA stringed instrument that produces sounds by means of a wheel that rubs against the strings
jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bowA small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
keyboard instrumentA musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music box, musical boxproduces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
percussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
wind instrument, windA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishinstrumento musical, instrumento
Catalaninstrument musical, instrument
Adjectivesinstrumentalrelating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
Nounsinstrumentalistsomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
Verbsinstrument, instrumentatewrite an instrumental score for
English > instrument: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningequip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Nounsinstrumentthe means whereby some act is accomplished
instrumentationthe act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
instrumentationan artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
English > instrument: 9 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningWrite an instrumental score for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonyminstrumentate
Categorymusic, euphonyAny agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
Broadercompose, writeWrite music
Spanishinstrumentar, instrumento
Nounsinstrumentany of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
instrumentationthe act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
English > instrument: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningaddress a legal document to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderaddress, directput an address on (an envelope)
Spanishinstrumentar
Nounsinstrument(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

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