What does machinery mean?

Definitions for machinery
məˈʃi nə rima·chin·ery

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. machinery(noun)

    machines or machine systems collectively

  2. machinery(noun)

    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. machinery(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  2. machinery(Noun)

    The working parts of a machine as a group.

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  3. machinery(Noun)

    The collective parts of something which allow it to function.

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

  4. machinery(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From machinerie, from machine; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinery(noun)

    machines, in general, or collectively

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

  2. Machinery(noun)

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

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

  3. Machinery(noun)

    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. Machinery(noun)

    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  

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

How to pronounce machinery?

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How to say machinery in sign language?

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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. Maxim Oreshkin:

    There is road-building machinery and a number of other items that Russia imports.

  2. Thames Water:

    This fatberg is up there with the biggest we’ve ever seen, it’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it’s set hard.

  3. William Bachman:

    I just found out that one of my customers had more exposure to oil field machinery than I realized.

  4. Alan Ling:

    It is to our disadvantage. Their huge machinery is very strong.

  5. Chris Mercer:

    We re-engined the craft with new engines, added new rotating machinery, new command and control systems, new skirts and fixes to corrosion issues. This put another 10 years of life back into the LCAC.

Images & Illustrations of machinery

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