HyperDic: toy

English > 8 senses of the word toy:
NOUNartifacttoy, playthingan artifact designed to be played with
artifacttoya nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
artifacttoya device regarded as providing amusement
artifacttoy, miniaturea copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
animaltoy, toy dogany of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
VERBsocialtoy, dally, play, flirtbehave carelessly or indifferently
contacttoy, fiddle, diddle, playmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
bodytoy, playengage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
toy > pronunciation
Soundstoy'
RhymesTolstoy
English > toy: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn artifact designed to be played with.
Synonymplaything
NarrowerFrisbeeA light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter
Lego, Lego set(trademark) a child's plastic construction set for making mechanical models
Meccano, Meccano setA child's construction set for making mechanical models
ballA spherical object used as a plaything
balloonsmall thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
cockhorseAnything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)
doll, dollyA small replica of a person
dollhouse, doll's houseA small model of a house used as a toy by children
hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horseA child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers
hula-hoopplaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips
jack-in-the-boxplaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
jumping jackplaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
jungle gymA structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
kaleidoscopeAn optical toy in a tube
kiteplaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper
pea shooterA straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
pinataplaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy
pinwheel, pinwheel wind collectorA toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
playhouse, wendy houseplaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
pogo stickplaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring
popgunplaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound
rattleA baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
sandbox, sandpile, sandpitA plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
seesaw, teeter, teeter-totter, teetertotter, teeterboard, tilting board, dandle boardA plaything consisting of a board / board balanced on a fulcrum
slide, playground slide, sliding boardplaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
slingshot, sling, catapultA plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms
stick horseA child's plaything consisting on an imitation horse's head on one end of a stick
swingmechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
teddy, teddy bearplaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)
top, whirligig, teetotum, spinning topA conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
train setA toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on
water pistol, water gun, squirt gun, squirterplaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
yo-yoA toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishjuguete, juguetes
Catalanjoguet, joguina
Verbstoyengage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
English > toy: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier).
Example"a toy stove"
Broaderreplica, replication, reproductionCopy that is not the original
English > toy: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA device regarded as providing amusement.
Example"private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
English > toy: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.
Synonymminiature
BroadercopyA thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
Spanishminiatura
Catalanminiatura
English > toy: 8 senses > noun 5, animal
MeaningAny of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets.
Synonymtoy dog
NarrowerChihuahuaAn old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
Japanese spanielBreed of toy dogs originating in Japan having a silky black-and-white or red-and-white coat
Maltese dog, Maltese terrier, MalteseBreed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
Pekinese, Pekingese, PekeA Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
Shih-TzuA Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese
toy spanielA very small spaniel
toy terrierA small active dog
Broaderdog, domestic dog, Canis familiarisA member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times
Spanishjuguete, perro de compañía
Catalangos de companyia
English > toy: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBehave carelessly or indifferently.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdally, play, flirt
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Similar todally, trifle, playConsider not very seriously
Spanishcoquetear, flirtear
Nounstoyingplayful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
English > toy: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmanipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsfiddle, diddle, play
Narrowerput out, retireCause to be out on a fielding play
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
See alsotoy withtake into consideration, have in view
Spanishjugar, juguetear
English > toy: 8 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningEngage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "toy with an idea"
Synonymplay
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishjugar
Catalanjugar
Nounstoyan artifact designed to be played with

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