(Ton"sured) a. Having the tonsure; shaven; shorn; clipped; hence, bald.
A tonsured head in middle age forlorn.Tennyson.
(Ton*tine") n. [F., from It. tontina; so called from its inventor, Tonti, an Italian, of the 17th
century.] An annuity, with the benefit of survivorship, or a loan raised on life annuities with the benefit
of survivorship. Thus, an annuity is shared among a number, on the principle that the share of each,
at his death, is enjoyed by the survivors, until at last the whole goes to the last survivor, or to the last
two or three, according to the terms on which the money is advanced. Used also adjectively; as, tontine
Too many of the financiers by professions are apt to see nothing in revenue but banks, and circulations,
and annuities on lives, and tontines, and perpetual rents, and all the small wares of the shop.Burke.
(||To"nus) n. [L. a sound, tone. See Tone.] (Physiol.) Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.
(To"ny) n.; pl. Tonies [Abbrev. from Anthony.] A simpleton. L'Estrange.
A pattern and companion fitDryden.
For all the keeping tonies of the pit.
(Too) adv. [The same word as to, prep. See To.]
1. Over; more than enough; noting excess; as, a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high;
too many; too much.
His will, too strong to bend, too proud to learn.Cowley.
2. Likewise; also; in addition.
An honest courtier, yet a patriot too.Pope.
Let those eyes that viewPope. Too too, a duplication used to signify great excess.
The daring crime, behold the vengeance too.
O that this too too solid flesh would melt.Shak.
Such is not Charles his too too active age.Dryden.
Syn. Also; likewise. See Also.
(Took) imp. of Take.
(Tool) n. [OE. tol,tool. AS. tol; akin to Icel. tol, Goth. taijan to do, to make, taui deed, work,
and perhaps to E. taw to dress leather. &radic64.]
1. An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate
mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the
tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine
that dresses work.
2. A machine for cutting or shaping materials; also called machine tool.
3. Hence, any instrument of use or service.
That angry fool . . .Spenser.
Whipping her horse, did with his smarting tool
Oft whip her dainty self.