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Meaning of APPLIANCE

Pronunciation:  u'plIuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  durable goods for home or office use
  2. [n]  a device that very useful for a particular job

APPLIANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget
 See Also: consumer durables, device, drier, dryer, durable goods, durables, gadgetry, gimbals, home appliance, household appliance, injector, mod con



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*pli"ance\, n.
1. The act of applying; application; [Obs.] subservience.

2. The thing applied or used as a means to an end; an
   apparatus or device; as, to use various appliances; a
   mechanical appliance; a machine with its appliances.

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