Textual thesaurus for "instrument"

(noun) tool

the means whereby some act is accomplished

my greed was the instrument of my destruction; science has given us new tools to fight disease

(noun) musical instrument

any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

(noun) instrumental role

the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

(noun) legal document, legal instrument, official document

(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(noun) cat's-paw, pawn

a person used by another to gain an end

(verb) instrumentate

write an instrumental score for