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toy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'toy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Toy [ v. i.]
- To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
2 . Toy [ v. t.]
- A plaything for children; a bawble.
- A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.
- A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.
- Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
- An old story; a silly tale.
- A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.
- To treat foolishly.

Meaning of 'toy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . toy [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
Example in sentence:
  • a toy stove
Meaning (2):
- a device regarded as providing amusement
Example in sentence:
  • private airplanes are a rich man's toy
3 . toy [ v]
Meaning (3):
- manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
Example in sentence:
  • Don't fiddle with the screws;
  • He played with the idea of running for the Senate;
  • She played nervously with her wedding ring
Meaning (4):
- behave carelessly or indifferently
Example in sentence:
  • Play about with a young girl's affection
Meaning (5):
- engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
Example in sentence:
  • play the stock market;
  • play with her feelings;
  • They played games on their opponents;
  • toy with an idea