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Machine meaning

machine - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 4- wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; " he needs a car to get to work"
  2. 2. Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle.
  3. 3. A person who acts mechanically or at will of another.
  4. 4. A combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.
  5. 5. A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends.
  6. 6. Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
  7. 7. To subject to the action of machinery; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine.
  8. 8. A piece of mechanism; contrivance.

machine - examples of usage

  1. It is a seeing- machine, or thing to see with. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. Come another se'nnight, you wouldn't see a machine down, as like as not. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. I saw her machine- door move." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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