From King Dictionary of Contemporary English appliance ap‧pli‧ance / əˈplaɪəns / noun [countable ] DH MACHINE a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, such as a or cooker , used in people’s homes washing machine domestic/household etc appliance There’s plenty of space for all the usual kitchen appliances. electrical/gas appliance Examples from the Corpus appliance • Aids and appliances for its understanding are many and varied. • People are spending more of their income on goods such as cars and appliances. • The company operates retail stores that sell furniture, bedding, appliances and consumer electronics. • Now this only leaves the mysterious problem of the advice that comes with nearly every NiCad driven appliance. • Use a plug strip for appliances that can be switched off when not in use. • To make it easier to return any unwanted purchases, save the original packaging, especially for electronics and household appliances. • Squatters had dragged piles of old appliances and furniture in front of them and overturned a car to deter police. • Miele make kitchens Miele quality appliances have been putting the finishing touch to kitchens for years. • Police reported they had seized appliances, clothing, video and audio tapes from 30 warehouses and storage areas. • Three appliances and a hydraulic platform tackled the blaze. electrical/gas appliance • His new job is to make sure lights and electrical appliances are switched off. • Much the same applied to new refrigerators and electrical appliances. • The voltage is usually 220 v and we recommend you take a universal plug adapter for electrical appliances. • It's often caused by poorly installed gas appliances. • Firemen believe a new electrical appliance may have started the blaze. • No electrical appliances in the bathroom! • Extending the regulations to more types of gas appliances including premises using gas from cylinders or garden tanks. • The panels or arrays are used to run electrical appliances or systems and are connected to batteries to store surplus power. From King Business Dictionary appliance ap‧pli‧ance / əˈplaɪəns / noun [uncountable ] MARKETING a piece of electrical equipment, especially one used in people’s homes such as a cooker or a refrigerator The firm manufactures household appliances.