What does Machinery mean?

Definitions for Machinery
məˈʃi nə riMa·chin·e·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Machinery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. machinerynoun

    machines or machine systems collectively

  2. machinerynoun

    a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions

    "the complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"

Wiktionary

  1. machinerynoun

    The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  2. machinerynoun

    The working parts of a machine as a group.

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  3. machinerynoun

    The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  4. machinerynoun

    The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinerynoun

    machines, in general, or collectively

    Etymology: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]

  2. Machinerynoun

    the working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch

    Etymology: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]

  3. Machinerynoun

    the supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected

    Etymology: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]

  4. Machinerynoun

    the means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose

    Etymology: [From Machine: cf. F. machinerie.]

Editors Contribution

  1. machinery

    A group of machines.

    All the machinery for the business had an annual service and maintenance plan, a proactive and common sense approach.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  2. machinery

    The functions of a machine.

    The machinery is all working efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Machinery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3899

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Machinery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4247

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Machinery' in Nouns Frequency: #1600

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Machinery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Machinery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Machinery in a Sentence

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.

  3. Gavin Parry:

    Japan's market is so liquid and has been so well conditioned to handle bad news since QQE first began that, in a way, bad news is good news sometimes, we're also seeing some positive reaction in machinery and construction to supply-side priming coming out of China, and the auto sector is getting a boost after China auto sales came out positive yesterday.

  4. Junichi Makino:

    Factory output lacks strength in July-September due to sluggish exports of cars and electric machinery, if consumer spending fails to pick up, the government may compile a supplementary budget.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

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