What does mechanic mean?

Definitions for mechanic
məˈkæn ɪkme·chan·ic

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic(noun)

    a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools

  2. automobile mechanic, auto-mechanic, car-mechanic, mechanic, grease monkey(adj)

    someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles

  3. mechanic(adj)

    resembling the action of a machine

    "from blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson


  1. Mechanic(n.)

    A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments. Also, a technician who maintains or repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.

  2. Origin: [F. mcanique mechanics. See Mechanic, a.]


  1. mechanic(Noun)

    A skilled worker capable of building or repairing machinery. A mechanic can be compared to a technician, the distinction being that the technician is stronger in theory, the mechanic stronger in hands-on experience.

  2. Origin: From mechanike, from mecanique, from mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanic(adj)

    the art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction

  2. Mechanic(adj)

    a mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments

  3. Mechanic(adj)

    having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts

  4. Mechanic(adj)

    of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar

  5. Mechanic(adj)


  6. Origin: [F. mcanique, L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko`s, fr. mhchanh` a machine. See Machine.]


  1. Mechanic

    A mechanic is a tradesman, craftsman, or technician who uses tools to build or repair machinery. Many mechanics are specialized in a particular field such as auto mechanics, bicycle mechanics, motorcycle mechanics, boiler mechanics, general mechanics, industrial maintenance mechanics, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, aircraft mechanics, diesel mechanics, and tank mechanics in the armed services. Auto mechanics, for example, have many trades within. Some may specialize in the electrical aspects, while others may specialize in the mechanical aspects. Other areas include: brakes and steering, automatic or standard transmission, engine repairs or diagnosing customer complaints. An auto technician has a wide variety of topics to study. A mechanic is typically certified by a trade association or regional government power.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mechanic

    -al, me-kan′ik, -al, adj. pertaining to machines or mechanics: constructed according to the laws of mechanics: possessing mechanical talent: acting by physical power: done by a machine: pertaining to artisans: done simply by force of habit, slavish, artificial: vulgar.—n. Mechan′ic, one engaged in a mechanical trade: an artisan—(Shak.) Mechan′ical.—adv. Mechan′ically.—ns. Mechanic′ian, Mech′anist, a machine-maker: one skilled in mechanics; Mechan′ics, the science which treats of machines: the science which treats of the nature of forces and of their action on bodies, either directly or by the agency of machinery.—v.t. Mech′anise, to make mechanical: to work out the details of a machine.—ns. Mech′anism, the construction of a machine: the arrangement and action of its parts, by which it produces a given result; Mech′anograph, a copy, esp. of a work of art produced by a mechanical process on a machine.—adj. Mech′anographic.—ns. Mechanog′raphist; Mechanog′raphy, the art of multiplying copies of a writing or work of art by means of a machine; Mechanol′ogy, a treatise on mechanics: the knowledge of such.—Mechanical effect, work produced by the use of mechanical power; Mechanical philosophy, the principles of mechanics applied to solve questions or phenomena involving force; Mechanical powers, the elementary forms or parts of machines—three primary, the lever, inclined plane, and pulley; and three secondary, the wheel-and-axle, the wedge, and the screw.—Mechanics' institute, an institution for mechanics, with lectures, library, museum, &c. [O. Fr.,—L. mechanicus; Gr. mēchanikosmēchane, a contrivance.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'mechanic' in Nouns Frequency: #2721

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mechanic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mechanic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mechanic in a Sentence

  1. Consumer Reports:

    If your car is in for routine maintenance, ask your mechanic to check the transmission fluid.

  2. Danish proverb:

    A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.

  3. Confucius:

    The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

  4. Dan St. Louis:

    We have been telling kids for 20 years don't get into manufacturing it will all be gone, it will all be in China, call a recruiter and say you need a textile mechanic and they will laugh at you.

  5. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    Every other option is way more complicated... To decide now to build a Russian reactor when Russia is under sanctions. You can imagine what access every engineer or mechanic who comes here would have and what additional problems Bulgaria would face.

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