What is toy?

  • (noun): Any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets.
    Synonyms: toy dog
    See also — Additional definitions below


A toy is any item that can be used for play. Toys are generally played with by children and pets. Playing with toys is often thought to be an enjoyable means of training the young for life in human society. Different materials are used to make toys enjoyable to both young and old. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purposes can also be used. For instance, a small child may pick up a household item and "fly" it through the air as to pretend that it is an airplane. Another consideration is interactive digital entertainment. Some toys are produced primarily as collector's items and are intended for display only.

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Some articles on toy:

Slammer Whammers - Product
... Imperial Toy Corp ... In 2006, Funrise Toy Corporation relaunched their brand of pogs, so Imperial Toy Corp ... pogs become popular again like in 1994, Imperial Toy Corp ...
Toy Use in Animals
... It is not unusual for some animals to play with toys ... An example of this is a dolphin being trained to nudge a ball through a hoop ...
New Toy
... New Toy (1981) is an album by Lene Lovich first issued in the UK by Stiff Records ... It featured her second single "New Toy" ...
... Kiddicraft was a toy company founded in 1932 by Hilary 'Harry' Fisher Page (1904–1957) ... in the use of plastics to manifacture toys ... In 1939 Hilary Page applied for a patent for 'Toy Building Blocks' - it was a building toy based on traditional wooden cubes but made out of plastic and more with a hollow interior and four ...
Twisted Nerve - Plot
... After the title sequence, Martin is shown in a toy store, gazing at Susan, who purchases a toy ... together to allow Martin to steal a toy ... as mentally challenged, and calls himself "Georgie." Sympathetic to him, Susan pays for the toy ...

More definitions of "toy":

  • (noun): An artifact designed to be played with.
    Synonyms: plaything
  • (noun): A nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier).
    Example: "A toy stove"
  • (verb): Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.
    Synonyms: fiddle, diddle, play
  • (verb): Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously.
    Example: "Toy with an idea"
    Synonyms: play
  • (verb): Behave carelessly or indifferently.
    Synonyms: dally, play, flirt
  • (noun): Copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size.
    Synonyms: miniature

Famous quotes containing the word toy:

    As the creative adult needs to toy with ideas, the child, to form his ideas, needs toys—and plenty of leisure and scope to play with them as he likes, and not just the way adults think proper. This is why he must be given this freedom for his play to be successful and truly serve him well.
    Bruno Bettelheim (20th century)

    Everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
    It’s easy to see without looking too far
    That not much is really sacred.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)

    To my sick soul, as sin’s true nature is,
    Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.
    So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
    It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)