Appliance (noun)

  1. A device or machine, especially an electrical one, that is used to perform a particular task.
  2. An apparatus or tool used for a specific purpose.


Late middle english (in the sense "the act of applying or putting to use"): from old french apliance, from aplier "apply".


  1. The kitchen was full of appliances such as a refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher.
  2. The new appliance made the task much easier.
  3. He had to buy a new appliance to replace the old one.
  4. The appliance was designed to make cooking easier.
  5. The dental office had state of the art appliances.
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