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ma·chine

 (mə-shēn′)
n.
1.
a. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form.
2. A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.
3. A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task: The machine is down.
4. An intricate natural system or organism, such as the human body.
5. A person who acts in a rigid, mechanical, or unconscious manner.
6. An organized group of people whose members are or appear to be under the control of one or more leaders: a political machine.
7.
a. A device used to produce a stage effect, especially a mechanical means of lowering an actor onto the stage.
b. A literary device used to produce an effect, especially the introduction of a supernatural being to resolve a plot.
8. An answering machine: Leave a message on my machine if I'm not home.
adj.
Of, relating to, or felt to resemble a machine: machine repairs; machine politics.
v. ma·chined, ma·chin·ing, ma·chines
v.tr.
To cut, shape, or finish by machine.
v.intr.
To be cut, shaped, or finished by machine: This metal machines easily.

[French, from Old French, from Latin māchina, from Greek mākhanā, dialectal variant of mēkhanē; see magh- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·chin′a·ble adj.

machine

(məˈʃiːn)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) an assembly of interconnected components arranged to transmit or modify force in order to perform useful work
2. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: simple machine a device for altering the magnitude or direction of a force, esp a lever, screw, wedge, or pulley
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanically operated device or means of transport, such as a car, aircraft, etc
4. (Mechanical Engineering) any mechanical or electrical device that automatically performs tasks or assists in performing tasks
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. (modifier) denoting a firearm that is fully automatic as distinguished from semiautomatic
b. (in combination): machine pistol; machine gun.
6. any intricate structure or agency: the war machine.
7. a mechanically efficient, rigid, or obedient person
8. an organized body of people that controls activities, policies, etc
9. (Theatre) (esp in the classical theatre) a device such as a pulley to provide spectacular entrances and exits for supernatural characters
10. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an event, etc, introduced into a literary work for special effect
vb
11. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to shape, cut, or remove (excess material) from (a workpiece) using a machine tool
12. (Mechanical Engineering) to use a machine to carry out a process on (something)
[C16: via French from Latin māchina machine, engine, from Doric Greek makhana pulley; related to makhos device, contrivance]
maˈchinable, maˈchineable adj
maˌchinaˈbility n
maˈchineless adj
maˈchine-ˌlike adj

ma•chine

(məˈʃin)

n., v. -chined, -chin•ing. n.
1. an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work: a sewing machine.
2.
a. a device that transmits or modifies force or motion.
b. Also called simple machine. any of several elementary mechanisms, as the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, wedge, or inclined plane.
c. a combination of simple machines.
3. an automobile or airplane.
4. any of various apparatus, devices, etc., that dispense things, esp. a vending machine.
5. any complex agency or operating system: the machine of government.
6. a group of persons that conducts or controls a political party or organization.
7. a person or thing that acts in a mechanical or automatic manner.
8. a mechanical contrivance formerly used for producing stage effects.
9. a literary contrivance introduced for special effect.
v.t.
10. to make, prepare, or finish with a machine or machine tool.
[1540–50; < French < Latin māchina < Attic Greek mēchanḗ; see mechanicmagh-1]

ma·chine

(mə-shēn′)
1. A simple device that applies force or changes the direction of a force in order to perform a task. The lever, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wedge, and the wheel and axle are all simple machines.
2. A device made of simple machines and used to perform a task: a washing machine.

machine

motorengine
1. 'machine'

A machine is a piece of equipment which uses electricity or some other form of power to perform a particular task.

...a washing machine.
I put the coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
2. 'motor'

When a machine operates by electricity, you refer to the part of the machine that converts power into movement as the motor.

...a malfunctioning fan motor in the attic space of the building.
3. 'engine'

You do not use 'machine' to refer to the part of a vehicle that provides the power that makes the vehicle move. This part of a car, bus, lorry, or plane is usually called the engine.

He couldn't get his engine started.
The starboard engines were already running.

You talk about the engine of a ship, but the motor of a small boat.

Black smoke belched from the engine into the cabin.
We patched leaks, overhauled the motor, and refitted her.

machine


Past participle: machined
Gerund: machining

Imperative
machine
machine
Present
I machine
you machine
he/she/it machines
we machine
you machine
they machine
Preterite
I machined
you machined
he/she/it machined
we machined
you machined
they machined
Present Continuous
I am machining
you are machining
he/she/it is machining
we are machining
you are machining
they are machining
Present Perfect
I have machined
you have machined
he/she/it has machined
we have machined
you have machined
they have machined
Past Continuous
I was machining
you were machining
he/she/it was machining
we were machining
you were machining
they were machining
Past Perfect
I had machined
you had machined
he/she/it had machined
we had machined
you had machined
they had machined
Future
I will machine
you will machine
he/she/it will machine
we will machine
you will machine
they will machine
Future Perfect
I will have machined
you will have machined
he/she/it will have machined
we will have machined
you will have machined
they will have machined
Future Continuous
I will be machining
you will be machining
he/she/it will be machining
we will be machining
you will be machining
they will be machining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been machining
you have been machining
he/she/it has been machining
we have been machining
you have been machining
they have been machining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been machining
you will have been machining
he/she/it will have been machining
we will have been machining
you will have been machining
they will have been machining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been machining
you had been machining
he/she/it had been machining
we had been machining
you had been machining
they had been machining
Conditional
I would machine
you would machine
he/she/it would machine
we would machine
you would machine
they would machine
Past Conditional
I would have machined
you would have machined
he/she/it would have machined
we would have machined
you would have machined
they would have machined

machine

A device performing work, especially where a smaller force or effort moves a greater load.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasksmachine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
assembly - a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
bagger - a machine for putting objects or substances into bags
calculating machine, calculator - a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
calender - a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers
automated teller, automated teller machine, automatic teller, automatic teller machine, cash dispenser, cash machine, ATM - an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used
comber - a machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool
cement mixer, concrete mixer - a machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete
corker - a machine that is used to put corks in bottles
cotton gin, gin - a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
decoder - a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
farm machine - a machine used in farming
franking machine - a machine that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge
hop-picker, hopper - a machine used for picking hops
machinery - machines or machine systems collectively
machine tool - a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials
milking machine - machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically
motor - machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
paving machine, pavior, paviour - a machine for laying pavement
perpetual motion machine - a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy
pile driver - a machine that drives piling into the ground
power shovel, digger, excavator, shovel - a machine for excavating
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
mechanical press, press - any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
printing press, press - a machine used for printing
printing machine, printer - a machine that prints
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
riveting machine, rivetter, riveter - a machine for driving rivets
self-feeder, feeder - a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
simulator - a machine that simulates an environment for the purpose of training or research
slicer - a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade
coin machine, slot machine - a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot
snow blower, snow thrower - a machine that removes snow by scooping it up and throwing it forcefully through a chute
sorter - a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes
pestle, stamp - machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
staple gun, staplegun, tacker - a hand-held machine for driving staples home
stapler, stapling machine - a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten them together
textile machine - a machine for making textiles
time machine - a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future
trimmer - a machine that trims timber
workhorse - machine that performs dependably under heavy use; "the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world"
Zamboni - the trademark for a machine that smooths the ice in an ice-skating rink
2.machine - an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bionic man, bionic woman, cyborg - a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices; "a cyborg is a cybernetic organism"
3.machine - an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently; "the war machine"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
4.machine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other pointmachine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
inclined plane - a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal
lever - a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, block - a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
5.machine - a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
6.machine - a motor vehicle with four wheelsmachine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
renting, rental - the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
air bag - a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
alternator - an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
auto accessory - an accessory for an automobile
automobile engine - the engine that propels an automobile
automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, hooter, horn - a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
backseat - a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)
beach waggon, beach wagon, estate car, station waggon, station wagon, waggon, wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
fender, buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
jalopy, heap, bus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
taxi, taxicab, cab, hack - a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
car door - the door of a car
car mirror - a mirror that the driver of a car can use
car seat - a seat in a car
car window - a window in a car
compact car, compact - a small and economical car
convertible - a car that has top that can be folded or removed
coupe - a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
cruiser, patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
electric, electric automobile, electric car - a car that is powered by electricity
fender, wing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"
first gear, low gear, low, first - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
floorboard - the floor of an automobile
gas guzzler - a car with relatively low fuel efficiency
gasoline engine, petrol engine - an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
glove compartment - compartment on the dashboard of a car
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
hatchback - a car having a hatchback door
high gear, high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
horseless carriage - an early term for an automobile; "when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"
hot rod, hot-rod - a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration
jeep, landrover - a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain
limo, limousine - large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
loaner - a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair
automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk - compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"
minicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car
minivan - a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car
Model T - the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Verb1.machine - turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
2.machine - make by machinery; "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

machine

noun
1. appliance, device, apparatus, engine, tool, instrument, mechanism, gadget, contraption, gizmo (informal), contrivance I put a coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
2. system, agency, structure, organization, machinery, setup (informal) He has put the party publicity machine behind another candidate.
Quotations
"Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery" [Bertrand Russell Sceptical Essays: Machines and the Emotions]
Translations
آلة سَيْر، دَرّاجَه ناريَّهمَاكِينَةٌماكينَه، آلهيُخيط بِماكِنَة الخِياطَهيَصَنِّع آليّاً
strojmašinaobrábětšít na stroji
maskinemaskinforarbejdemaskinfremstillemaskinsymotorcykel
konekoneistoautomobiili
stroj
gépgépen megmunkálgéppel megvarrmasinaszerkezet
farartækisauma í saumavélvél, tækivinna í vél
機械
기계
apdirbti mašinaautomašinakulkosvaidismašinosmotociklas
aparātsapstrādāt ar mehānismuautomobilismehānismsmotocikls
opracovaťšiť na strojistroj
napravastroj
maskin
เครื่องจักร
makinemakineyle düzeltmek/yapmakmotorsikletaraçdikiş makinesinde dikmek
máy

machine

[məˈʃiːn]
A. N
1. (gen) → máquina f, aparato m; (= machinery) → maquinaria f
2. (referring to particular appliance) (= car, motorbike) → máquina f; (= aeroplane) → aparato m; (= cycle) → bicicleta f; (= washing machine) → lavadora f
3. (Pol) → organización f, aparato m
B. VT (Tech) → elaborar a máquina (Sew) → coser a máquina
C. CPDmecánico, (hecho) a máquina
machine age Nera f de las máquinas
machine code N (Comput) → lenguaje m (de) máquina
machine error Nerror m de la máquina
machine gun Nametralladora f
see also machine-gun machine gunner Nametrallador m
machine intelligence Ninteligencia f artificial
machine language Nlenguaje m (de) máquina
machine operator Noperario/a m/f, maquinista mf
machine pistol Nmetralleta f
machine shop Ntaller m de máquinas
machine time Ntiempo m de máquina
machine tool Nmáquina f herramienta
machine translation Ntraducción f automática

machine

[məˈʃiːn]
n
(= equipment) → machine f
by machine → à la machine
(= organization, system) → machine f, appareil m
(= person) → machine f
to become a machine → devenir une machine, devenir une vraie machine
vt
(= sew) [+ garment, material, seam, cuff, hem] → coudre à la machine
(= produce by machine) → usinermachine-assisted translation ntraduction f assistée par ordinateurmachine code n (COMPUTING)code m machinemachine error nerreur f techniquemachine gun nmitrailleuse fmachine intelligence nintelligence f artificiellemachine language n (COMPUTING)langage m machinemachine operator nopérateur/trice m/fmachine-readable [məˌʃiːnˈriːdəbəl] adj (COMPUTING)exploitable par une machine

machine

nMaschine f, → Apparat m; (= vending machine)Automat m; (= car)Wagen m; (= cycle, plane)Maschine f; (fig: = person) → Maschine f, → Roboter m; by machinemaschinell; the party machine (Pol) → der Parteiapparat; the political machinedie politischen Drahtzieher pl; the publicity/propaganda machinedie Publicity-/Propagandamaschine or -maschinerie; to be a money-making machine (fig)am laufenden Band Geld machen
vt (Tech) → maschinell herstellen; (= treat with machine)maschinell bearbeiten; (Sew) → mit der Maschine nähen

machine

:
machine age
n the machinedas Maschinenzeitalter
machine code
nMaschinencode m
machine gun
machine-gun
vtmit dem Maschinengewehr beschießen or (kill) → erschießen
machine gunner
machine intelligence
machine language
n (Comput) → Maschinensprache f
machine-made
adjmaschinell hergestellt
machine operator
nMaschinenarbeiter(in) m(f); (skilled) → Maschinist(in) m(f)
machine-readable
adj attr, machine readable
adj pred (Comput) → maschinenlesbar; machine datamaschinenlesbaren Daten

machine

:
machine shop
machine-stitch
vtmaschinell or mit der Maschine nähen
machine time
nBetriebszeit f; (= computing time)Rechenzeit f; the relationship between cost and machinedas Verhältnis der Kosten zur Betriebszeit der Maschine(n)
machine tool
machine translation
machine-washable

machine

[məˈʃiːn]
1. n (gen) → macchina (Pol) → apparato, macchina
2. vt (Tech) → lavorare (a macchina) (Sewing) → cucire a macchina

machine

(məˈʃiːn) noun
1. a working arrangement of wheels, levers or other parts, driven eg by human power, electricity etc, or operating electronically, producing power and/or motion for a particular purpose. a sewing-machine.
2. a vehicle, especially a motorbike. That's a fine machine you have!
verb
1. to shape, make or finish with a power-driven tool. The articles are machined to a smooth finish.
2. to sew with a sewing-machine. You should machine the seams.
maˈchinery noun
1. machines in general. Many products are made by machinery rather than by hand.
2. the workings or processes. the machinery of government.
maˈchinist noun
a person skilled in the use of machines, eg a sewing-machine, or electrical tools. She's a machinist in a clothes factory.
maˈchine-gun noun
an automatic gun that fires very rapidly.
verb
He machine-gunned a crowd of defenceless villagers.
machine tool
a power-driven machine that shapes metal, wood, or plastics by cutting, pressing, or drilling.

machinery does not have a plural.

machine

مَاكِينَةٌ stroj maskine Maschine μηχανή máquina kone machine stroj macchina 機械 기계 machine maskin maszyna máquina машина maskin เครื่องจักร makine máy 机器

ma·chine

n. aparato, máquina.
References in classic literature ?
He began to buy machines that would permit him to do the work of the farms while employing fewer men and he sometimes thought that if he were a younger man he would give up farming altogether and start a factory in Winesburg for the making of machinery.
You see the European war has called for the use of a large number of aeroplanes, and as the pilots of them frequently have to fight, and so can not give their whole attention to the machines, some form of automatic stabilizer is needed to prevent them turning turtle, or going off at a wrong tangent.
like machines, they dumbly moved about the deck, ever conscious that the old man's despot eye was on them.
What business had his slave to be marching round the country, inventing machines, and holding up his head among gentlemen?
The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies.
He said it was an impressive thing to observe two men, who had been cured by the two processes, engaged in conversation--said their pauses and accompanying movements were so continuous and regular that a stranger would think himself in the presence of a couple of automatic machines.
These outlaws have indeed a daring captain; but without machines, scaling ladders, and experienced leaders, my castle may defy them.
My father offered them the use of his factory, his machines, and his raw cotton on the following conditions: They were to work long and hard, early and late, to add fresh value to his raw cotton by manufacturing it.
This prince has several machines fixed on wheels, for the carriage of trees and other great weights.
Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever you go to on the English coast you find a number of bathing machines in the sea, some children digging in the sand with wooden spades, then a row of lodging houses, and behind them a railway station.
There was one of the odd-looking machines in each room, so it appears, and the two were connected by an electric wire.
Nor will this appear at all strange to those who are acquainted with the variety of movements performed by the different automata, or moving machines fabricated by human industry, and that with help of but few pieces compared with the great multitude of bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, and other parts that are found in the body of each animal.

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