Definition of toolkit in English:



  • 1A set of tools, especially one kept in a bag or box and used for a particular purpose.

    • ‘The government has promised a new tool kit for every apprentice and they've extended the same financial support to them as they give to university students.’
    • ‘When you're planning a camping trip in the outback as well as taking the swag, the esky, the fishing rod and the kitchen sink, you probably pack the recovery gear and a tool kit with a prayer you'll never need it.’
    • ‘Remember when car accessories meant a wheel brace and a decent tool kit - if you were lucky?’
    • ‘In his dry suit with the tool kit, hammer, stakes, and a coil of yellow nylon line, he looks like some oversized cartoon character.’
    • ‘He suggested a pad for sitting on to eat lunch, a first aid kit and a tool kit for repairing bindings.’
    • ‘The department also recommends that fishermen have a First-Aid kit, a basic tool kit, a whistle and a Global Positioning System to indicate position.’
    • ‘Add journaling to your tool kit of ways to keep yourself healthy.’
    • ‘Before you take to the road make sure at least you have the resources to get home; correct spare tire, jack, and a small tool kit.’
    • ‘We need a legislative tool kit, tolling, congestion pricing, public-private partnerships, and we need economic rather than political priorities.’
    • ‘In all, more than 55,000 copies of the tool kit have been distributed.’
    • ‘His tool kit includes equipment for unsealing and resealing envelopes, miniature microphones, and wiretapping equipment.’
    • ‘Engineers working at the nano scale have a brand-new tool kit that's full of wonder and brimming with potential riches.’
    • ‘He said it was important for managers to take responsibility for the results, work with a clear purpose and have a tool kit to survive new situations.’
    • ‘Every competent mechanic should have a correctly calibrated torque wrench in their tool kit and should use it.’
    • ‘Normally he carries the heater, chain saws, a big tool kit, a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, soda, and something for his stomach if the hamburger he eats when he takes a break at gives him a little heartburn.’
    • ‘In-depth, open-ended interviewing is the most difficult element in our tool kit of research techniques.’
    • ‘The presenting problem is gender, and therapists need to have both a theoretical grasp of gender and power in relationships and a therapeutic tool kit with which to address them.’
    • ‘My daughter likes making the spanners in my tool kit into some sort of xylophone.’
    • ‘Kat shouted, throwing her tool kit to the ground, the sound startling the twins out of their fight.’
    • ‘We all laughed, and picking up a tool kit, the two were off.’
    1. 1.1Computing A set of software tools.
      • ‘Phase one will see SGI contribute more work and code to open source graphics projects, along with the release of a Linux developer tool kit.’
      • ‘I personally find that this particular tool kit makes the RAD (rapid application development) concept finally available to Linux.’
      • ‘The tool kit determines the requirements of a computational task and decides where and how to run it.’
      • ‘Whether doing code archaeology or building the next killer application, this is one of those products that should be in every tool kit.’
      • ‘As well as developing the tool kit or software upon which a number of their products were based, in his spare time Adam was also developing his own new application based on the class library.’
    2. 1.2A personal set of resources, abilities, or skills.
      ‘the bravura of his piano writing was in the composer's toolkit from the get-go’