Meaning of appliance
Pronunciation: (u-plī'uns), [key]
— n., v., -anced, -anc•ing.
- an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
- a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, esp. for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
- the act of applying; application.
- a measure; stratagem.
- to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.
- appliance (Thesaurus)