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me·chan·ic

 (mĭ-kăn′ĭk)
n.
A worker skilled in making, using, or repairing machines, vehicles, and tools.

[From Middle English, mechanical, from Old French mecanique, from Latin mēchanicus, from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē, machine, device; see magh- in Indo-European roots.]

me·chan′ic adj.

mechanic

(mɪˈkænɪk)
n
1. (Professions) a person skilled in maintaining or operating machinery, motors, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a person skilled in maintaining or operating machinery, motors, etc
3. (Professions) archaic a common labourer
[C14: from Latin mēchanicus, from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē machine]

me•chan•ic

(məˈkæn ɪk)

n.
1. a person who repairs machinery.
2. a worker skilled in the use of tools and equipment.
[1350–1400; Middle English: mechanical < Latin mēchanicus < Greek mēchanikós]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mechanic - a craftsman skilled in operating machine toolsmechanic - a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
2.mechanic - someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobilesmechanic - someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles
maintenance man, repairman, service man - a skilled worker whose job is to repair things
Adj.1.mechanic - resembling the action of a machine; "from blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"

mechanic

noun engineer, technician, repairman, grease monkey (informal) I think you should take the car to your mechanic.
Translations
عامِل ميكانيكيمِيكَانِيكِيّ
mechanik
mekaniker
mekaanikko
mehaničar
gépészműszerész
vélvirki
機械工
기계공
mašinaliaimašinalusmašinųmechanikamechaninis
mehāniķis
mehanik
mekaniker
ช่างเครื่อง
thợ máy

mechanic

[mɪˈkænɪk] Nmecánico/a m/f

mechanic

[mɪˈkænɪk] n (also car mechanic) → mécanicien(ne) m/f
He's a mechanic → Il est mécanicien.

mechanic

nMechaniker(in) m(f)

mechanic

[mɪˈkænɪk] nmeccanico
motor mechanic → motorista m

mechanic

(miˈkӕnik) noun
a skilled worker who repairs or maintains machinery.
meˈchanical adjective
1. having to do with machines. mechanical engineering.
2. worked or done by machinery. a mechanical sweeper.
3. done etc without thinking, from force of habit. a mechanical action.
meˈchanically adverb
meˈchanics noun singular
1. the science of the action of forces on objects. He is studying mechanics.
2. the art of building machines. He applied his knowledge of mechanics to designing a new wheelchair.
noun plural
the ways in which something works or is applied. the mechanics of the legal system.
ˈmechanism (ˈme-) noun
a (usually small) piece of machinery. a watch mechanism.
ˈmechanize, ˈmechanise (ˈme-) verb
1. to introduce machinery into (an industry etc). We've mechanized the entire process.
2. to supply (troops) with motor vehicles.
ˌmechaniˈzation, ˌmechaniˈsation noun

mechanic

مِيكَانِيكِيّ mechanik mekaniker Mechaniker μηχανικός mecánico mekaanikko mécanicien mehaničar meccanico 機械工 기계공 werktuigkundige mekaniker mechanik mecânico механик mekaniker ช่างเครื่อง tamirci thợ máy 技工

mechanic

n. mecánico-a.
References in classic literature ?
His eyes blazed with delight, and he sprang in a passion of eagerness to an adjoining room in which stood a young mechanic who was assisting him.
The assiduous merchant, the laborious husbandman, the active mechanic, and the industrious manufacturer, -- all orders of men, look forward with eager expectation and growing alacrity to this pleasing reward of their toils.
THE WANDERING BAND of trappers was well received at Monterey, the inhabitants were desirous of retaining them among them, and offered extravagant wages to such as were acquainted with any mechanic art.
Had I been in a situation to instruct them in any of the rudiments of the mechanic arts, or had I manifested a disposition to render myself in any way useful among them, their conduct might have been attributed to some adequate motive, but as it was, the matter seemed to me inexplicable.
He had availed himself, in this heavy undertaking, of the experience of a certain wandering eastern mechanic, who, by exhibiting a few soiled plates of English architecture, and talking learnedly of friezes, entablatures, and particularly of the composite order, had obtained a very undue influence over Richard’s taste in everything that pertained to that branch of the fine arts.
D'Artagnan remembered that the English are masters in mechanics and conservative industry; and he determined to go in the morning in search of a mechanic who would sell him a strong box.
For such Tamaahmaah had a great contempt; those only had his esteem and countenance who knew some trade or mechanic art, and were sober and industrious.
I doubt whether Newman, who saw no harm in Tristram's conversing with an ingenious mechanic, would have complied with this request; but at this moment Valentin de Bellegarde drew near.
A mechanic of some sort himself when he was young; then he took to writing for the Socialistic Press.
Nothing less worthy can be seen through the lustre of such qualities in the commonest mechanic, nothing less worthy can be seen in the best-born gentleman.
The wages of a laborer are twenty to twenty-four cents a day, and those of a good mechanic about twice as much.
I knew Von Herder, the blind German mechanic, who constructed it to the order of the late Professor Moriarty.