Definitions of machine

  1. turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
  2. any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  3. a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
  4. a group that controls the activities of a political party; " he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
  5. an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently; " the war machine"
  6. an efficient person; " the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
  7. make by machinery; " The Americans were machining while others still hand- made cars"
  8. 4- wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; " he needs a car to get to work"
  9. 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.
  10. Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle.
  11. A person who acts mechanically or at will of another.
  12. A combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.
  13. A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends.
  14. Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
  15. To subject to the action of machinery; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine.
  16. Any contrivance to produce, increase, and regulate the power of motion so as to do work; an engine; an automobile; a political organization which controls the policies and activities of a party.
  17. Any artificial means or contrivance: an instrument formed by combining two or more of the mechanical powers: an engine: ( fig.) supernatural agency in a poem: one who can do only what he is told.
  18. A piece of mechanism; contrivance.
  19. A mechanical arrangement for utilizing power; engine.
  20. An organization, as to control political patronage.
  21. Any complex contrivance consisting of a combination of the mechanical powers; an engine; supernatural agency in a poem; one who can only do as he is bid; a carriage or vehicle.
  22. To print with a machine.
  23. Any contrivance or thing which serves to increase or regulate the effects of a given force, as steam, water, or wind; a complex structure or instrument contrived to lessen or supersede human labour; an engine; a coach or light conveyance.

Quotes of machine

  1. Furthermore, order is a necessary condition for making a structure function. A physical mechanism, be it a team of laborers, the body of an animal, or a machine can work only if it is in physical order. – Rudolf Arnheim
  2. I'm a machine man, and I head a machine – Harry Bridges
  3. When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it- whether it be a factory or a government. – Alexander Chase
  4. It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again. – Morris Chestnut
  5. The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. – Northrop Frye
  6. On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle. – Richard Le Gallienne
  7. I want to get a vending machine with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late. – Mitch Hedberg
  8. More than 10, 000 ballots in Miami -Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right. – Patricia Ireland
  9. You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them- twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it. – Issey Miyake
  10. An actress is not a machine but they treat you like a machine A money machine – Marilyn Monroe
  11. To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine a walking dildo. – Valerie Solanas
  12. One bug in an SMTP server can open up the whole machine for intrusion. – Wietse Venema
  13. Once Miramax gets involved, if they like your movie, there's a big machine that gets involved. – Tom Wilkinson

Usage examples for machine

  1. A few weeks later Halfvorson came to him at the machine shop. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  2. All work of that kind should be done by a machine – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  3. Have the Ring machine – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  4. Your machine couldn't fall ten miles in thirty minutes. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  5. " It's an army machine I mean. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  6. Put your machine up yet? – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  7. And I'll tell you, Isak, that machine of yours, 'twas almost more than my old eyes could see nor understand. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  8. Do you think I'm going to trust myself to that machine – Tangle Hold by F. L. Wallace
  9. And then I've my own machine here on the wall to give a warning if anything happens. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  10. It was Nimrod, so they resumed their journey once more and presently Hunter shot past on his machine without taking any notice of them... – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  11. If you will wait ten minutes, I will take you down in the machine – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  12. With a machine a woman can do I suppose, ten times as much in a day, and with more ease to herself. – Trading by Susan Warner
  13. Me say him machine got to come up- him come up! – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  14. We haven't found him, or his machine – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  15. Do not understand, however, that we give away the machine – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  16. He's got a machine but I never saw it. – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  17. He's a machine who can perform over and over the same kind of complicated procedure and never make an error. – Human Error by Raymond F. Jones
  18. If his machine does the work of ten men, you might think he was worth ten men. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  19. There was a maid, and they came in a machine – Lady Larkspur by Meredith Nicholson
  20. Then you are fighting the machine as well as the railroad? – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde

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