from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object for children to play with.
- n. Something of little importance; a trifle.
- n. An amusement; a pastime: thought of the business as a toy.
- n. A small ornament; a bauble.
- n. A diminutive thing or person.
- n. A dog of a very small breed or of a variety smaller than the standard variety of its breed.
- n. Scots A loose covering for the head, formerly worn by women.
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. A shooter marble.
- intransitive v. To amuse oneself idly; trifle: a cat toying with a mouse.
- intransitive v. To treat something casually or without seriousness: toyed with the idea of writing a play. See Synonyms at flirt.
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- n. An inferior graffiti artist.
- v. To play with, to mock
- v. To ponder or consider.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plaything for children; a bawble.
- n. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.
- n. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.
- n. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
- n. An old story; a silly tale.
- n. A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.
- intransitive v. To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
- transitive v. To treat foolishly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To trifle; amuse one's self; play.
- To dally amorously.
- To treat in playful fashion; play with.
- n. A domesticated pigeon of small size, bred for certain color-markings. The toys resemble the tumblers in general build and are among pigeons what bantams are among fowl.
- n. A knick-knack; an ornament; a gewgaw; a trinket; a bauble.
- n. Something intended rather for amusement than for serious use; a means of diversion; hence, especially, an object, contrived or used occasionally for the amusement of children or others; a plaything; also, something diminutive, like a plaything.
- n. A trifle; a thing or matter of no importance or value.
- n. Play; amorous sport; caress.
- n. A curious conceit or fable; a story; a tale.
- n. A fantastic notion; a whim; a caprice.
- n. Same as toy-mutch.
- n. In music, in old English writers, a dance-tune or other light, trifling piece.
- n. A toy dog.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
- n. any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
- v. engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
- n. a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
- v. behave carelessly or indifferently
- n. a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
- n. a device regarded as providing amusement
- n. an artifact designed to be played with
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