Definitions of mechanic

  1. someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles
  2. a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
  3. resembling the action of a machine; " from blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson
  4. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.
  5. 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.
  6. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
  7. A skilled workman, especially one who understands the construction and use of machinery.
  8. Of or pertaining to a workman, especially one with knowledge of machinery; involving skill with the hands; pertaining to machinery; as, the mechanic arts.
  9. One engaged in a mechanical trade: an artisan.
  10. An artisan.
  11. Pertaining to machines or mechanics; done by, or as if by, a machine; acting by physical force.
  12. Pertaining to mechanics; materialistic; atomistic.
  13. One exercising a mechanical employment.
  14. Constructed according to the principles of mechanics; applying to machines; acting as a mere machine: done in the manner of a machine, or by force of mere habit; pertaining to artisans or mechanics: acting by physical power, without chemical change. Mechanical philosophy, a philosophy which would account for things on the principles of mere mechanics. Mechanical powers, the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw, the elementary contrivances of which all machines are composed.
  15. One skilled or employed in a craft or in a mechanical occupation; an artisan or operative.
  16. Pert. to machines; constructed or performed according to the laws of mechanics; physical, or not chemical; manual, or not mental; done by a machine; done by mere force of habit.
  17. A skilled workman; an artisan.

Usage examples for mechanic

  1. " Is it possible," exclaimed his host, " that a man of your information and appearance can be a mechanic!" – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  2. Here was a natural- born mechanic, certain. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  3. The scale at the bottom will enable any mechanic to determine the size of each of these buildings, and their relation to each other. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  4. I lost no time in following your directions and was soon engaged as a mechanic in an automobile factory. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  5. I spends the night at a hotel in Philadelphia with a guy named Ben, who's the mechanic, 'n' the next mawnin' I sees the race. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  6. His influence in Hungary had been due, in a large measure, to his active agency in the work of establishing associations for the advancement of agriculture, public education, commerce, and the mechanic arts. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  7. But touching this young mechanic, it might be as well for us to understand each other. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  8. " I kept Phillipe on because he was a better mechanic than the other man. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  9. Will be a delight to the boy mechanic. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  10. Bland is here; I brought him down with me because he's a very good mechanic and besides, he was very much worried and trying to find you, so I thought he could help, and he did. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  11. There were no roads in the interior; no public buildings: the house of the governor was a mere cottage, too mean for the accommodation of a modern mechanic. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  12. Three years later, in 1935, I moved to Tavaniotis' workshop as his mechanic. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  13. He hardly looked like a servant, in spite of his neat, black clothes; in fact, his appearance was rather puzzling, for while his quiet dignity and his serious intelligent face suggested some kind of professional man, his neat, capable hands were those of a skilled mechanic. – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  14. I see your noble mechanic, with his manly countenance and his matchless skill, toiling at his bench or his forge. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  15. They sound so simple that they would appear to call for merely the trained judgment of any good mechanic. – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  16. " One of 'em is," said the mechanic, " and he just loves to answer fool questions." – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
  17. Instead of a manufacturer having it in his power to maintain a servant or mechanic who may contribute to his enjoyment, that power will be transferred to the landlord, and this will arise from the lower corn value of manufactured goods. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
  18. " Oh," said the master mechanic quickly, as if he recognized the name. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  19. With a view to an ultimate expansion into a perfect Phalanx, we desire to organize immediately the three primary departments of labor, agriculture, domestic industry and the mechanic arts. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes