Definitions for machine
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word machine.
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
an efficient person
"the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
"the war machine"
machine, simple machinenoun
a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
machine, political machinenoun
a group that controls the activities of a political party
"he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarverb
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
"he needs a car to get to work"
turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
make by machinery
"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
A mechanical or electrical device that performs or assists in the performance of human tasks, whether physical or computational, laborious or for entertainment.
A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine.
Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the machine.
A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization.
to make by machinery.
to shape or finish by machinery.
Etymology: From machine, from machina, from μαχανά, Doric spelling of μηχανή, from μῆχος.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: machina, Latin; machine, French.
We are led to conceive this great machine of the world to have been once in a state of greater simplicity, as to conceive a watch to have been once in its first materials. Burnet.
In a watch’s fine machine,
The added movements which declare
How full the moon, how old the year,
Derive their secundary pow’r
From that which simply points the hour. Matthew Prior.
In the hollow side,
Selected numbers of their soldiers hide;
With inward arms the dire machine they load,
And iron bowels stuff the dark abode. Dryden.
The marvellous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods. Alexander Pope.
A machine is a physical system using power to apply forces and control movement to perform an action. The term is commonly applied to artificial devices, such those employing engines or motors, but also to natural biological macromolecules, such as molecular machines. Machines can be driven by animals and people, by natural forces such as wind and water, and by chemical, thermal, or electrical power, and include a system of mechanisms that shape the actuator input to achieve a specific application of output forces and movement. They can also include computers and sensors that monitor performance and plan movement, often called mechanical systems. Renaissance natural philosophers identified six simple machines which were the elementary devices that put a load into motion, and calculated the ratio of output force to input force, known today as mechanical advantage.Modern machines are complex systems that consist of structural elements, mechanisms and control components and include interfaces for convenient use. Examples include: a wide range of vehicles, such as automobiles, boats and airplanes; appliances in the home and office, including computers, building air handling and water handling systems; as well as farm machinery, machine tools and factory automation systems and robots.
in general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mechanical elements, as wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their supports and connecting framework, calculated to constitute a prime mover, or to receive force and motion from a prime mover or from another machine, and transmit, modify, and apply them to the production of some desired mechanical effect or work, as weaving by a loom, or the excitation of electricity by an electrical machine
any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle
a person who acts mechanically or at will of another
a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine
a political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends
supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit
to subject to the action of machinery; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine
Etymology: [F., fr. L. machina machine, engine, device, trick, Gr. mhchanh`, from mh^chos means, expedient. Cf. Mechanic.]
A machine is a tool that consists of one or more parts, and uses energy to achieve a particular goal. Machines are usually powered by mechanical, chemical, thermal, or electrical means, and are frequently motorized. Historically, a powered tool also required moving parts to classify as a machine; however, the advent of electronics technology has led to the development of powered tools without moving parts that are considered machines. A simple machine is a device that simply transforms the direction or magnitude of a force, but a large number of more complex machines exist. Examples include vehicles, electronic systems, molecular machines, computers, television, and radio.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ma-shēn′, n. any artificial means or contrivance: any instrument for the conversion of motion: an engine: a coach or conveyance of any kind: one who can do only what he is told: a contrivance in the ancient Greek theatre for indicating a change of scene, by means of which a god might cross the stage or deliver a divine message—whence the expression Deus ex machĭna for a sudden interposition of Providence: any literary contrivance for the development of a plot: supernatural agency in a poem.—v.t. to use machinery for, esp. to print or sew by such: to make by means of machinery.—ns. Machine′-gun, a gun firing a great many shots one after the other, sometimes as many as 1000 per minute; Machine′-man, a man who manages the working of a machine, esp. in a printing-office; Machin′ery, machines in general: the working parts of a machine: combined means for keeping anything in action, or for producing a desired result; Machine′-shop, a workshop where machines are made; Machine′-tool, an adjustable machine for doing work with cutting-tools, or one utilising minor tools, as a planing-, drilling-machine, &c.; Machine′-work, work done by a machine; Machin′ist, a constructor of machines: one well versed in machinery: one who works a machine. [Fr.,—L. machĭna—Gr. mēchanē, akin to mēch-os, contrivance.]
A type of device or system created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
The machine was beautifully made and was used to wash the clothes.
Submitted by MaryC on January 20, 2020
Etymology and Origins
A bicycle is called a machine because it is a more or less complicated piece of mechanism made up of many parts. In the United States the term machine is applied both to a locomotive and a fire engine.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'machine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1305
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'machine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #912
Rank popularity for the word 'machine' in Nouns Frequency: #322
The numerical value of machine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of machine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.
Having worked for the previous four Republican nominees for President, I know what it takes to not only win the Republican primary, but also to take on the Democratic Party machine and win the general election, only one candidate meets that standard and that is Marco Rubio.
We would be out to dinner and they would ring my mother's cellphone, then they would call my dad's cellphone and then when we got back to the house, there would be another message on the answering machine.
In some of our performances, our high steel poles are machine-operated, so they can rise, fall and turn.
What you are looking at is a big machine, it's an infrastructural machine. It's 40 meters long, 15 meters wide, and 15 tonnes, primarily it's a computer, a big computer that deals with things that computers do normally. They calculate, they broadcast, they collect, they send them to the cloud, they interact with humans.
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Translations for machine
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- ماكينة, آلةArabic
- auto, màquina, automòbilCatalan, Valencian
- stroj, mašinaCzech
- peiriant, ermigWelsh
- herstellen, Maschine, maschinisierenGerman
- μηχανή, μηχανισμός, μηχάνημα, επεξεργάζομαι μηχανικάGreek
- työstää, automobiili, kone, koneistaa, koneistoFinnish
- innealScottish Gaelic
- gép, masina, szerkezetHungarian
- aparāts, mašīnaLatvian
- pūrere, mīhiniMāori
- automobiel, machineDutch
- maschegna, maschinaRomansh
- automobil, mașinăRomanian
- машина, аппарат, механизмRussian
- stroj, машина, строј, mašinaSerbo-Croatian
- mašina, strojSlovak
- எந்திரம், இயந்திரம்Tamil
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