Tool vs Method - What's the difference?

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In context|slang|lang=en terms the difference between tool and method

is that tool is (slang) penis while method is (slang) marijuana.

As nouns the difference between tool and method

is that tool is (senseid)a mechanical device intended to make a task easier while method is a process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):.

As a verb tool

is to work on or shape with tools, eg, hand-tooled leather .

tool

English

(wikipedia tool)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (senseid)A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.
  • Equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade.
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  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=106, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Pixels or Perish , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means.
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  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • (computing) A piece of software used to develop software or hardware, or to perform low-level operations.
  • A person or group which is used or controlled, usually unwittingly, by another person or group.
  • (slang) Penis.
  • (by extension, slang, pejorative) An obnoxious or uptight person.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * toolbar * toolbox * toolchain * tool chest * tooling * toolkit * toolless * toollike * toolmaker * toolset

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To work on or shape with tools, e.g., hand-tooled leather .
  • To equip with tools.
  • To work very hard.
  • (slang) To put down another person (possibly in a subtle, hidden way), and in that way to use him or her to meet a goal.
  • Dude, he's not your friend. He's just tooling you.
  • (volleyball) To intentionally attack the ball so that it deflects off a blocker out of bounds.
  • (transitive, UK, slang, dated) To drive (a coach, etc.)
  • Synonyms

    * (volleyball) use

    Derived terms

    * tool around

    Anagrams

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    References

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    method

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method , and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
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  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close
  • A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.
  • (programming, object-oriented) A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
  • (slang) Marijuana.
  • Derived terms

    (A process by which a task is completed) * comparative method * historical method * methodical * methodology * scholarly method * scientific method * Socratic method * philosophical method * convenience method * virtual method