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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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