Definition of Instrument


  • any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    - musical instrument
  • the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
    - instrumental role
  • (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    - legal document - legal instrument - official document
  • a person used by another to gain an end
    - cat's paw
  • the means whereby some act is accomplished
    "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"
    "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  • a device that requires skill for proper use


  • address a legal document to
  • write an instrumental score for
    - instrumentate
  • equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
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Unscramble instrument

553 unscramble word found using the letters instrument.

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