- a device that transmits or modifies force or motion.
- Also called simple machine . any of six or more elementary mechanisms, as the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge, and inclined plane.
- Also called complex machine . a combination of simple machines.
- an automobile or airplane.
- a typewriter.
verb (used with object), ma·chined, ma·chin·ing.
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Origin of machine
OTHER WORDS FROM machinema·chine·less, adjectivean·ti·ma·chine, adjectiveun·ma·chined, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for machine
They come standard on most snow machines, and are an easy upgrade for your ATV.
So unless you lack access to internet or mail, rely on a voting machine to cast your ballot, or have to physically go to the polls for some other reason, it may not be worth it.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
The app has also turned into a cash machine for the company, earning $281 million in gross profit for Square last quarter while it grew to 30 million users.
Tucked in the back of a laboratory at the IBM Research facility less than an hour north of New York City is a hulking mass of stainless steel and aluminum that looks like a sci-fi teleportation machine.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023|rhhackettfortune|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Google uses the feedback from the quality raters guidelines and feeds this into machine learning models to send this feedback back to their engineers to improve search overall.Google now uses BERT to match stories with fact checks|Barry Schwartz|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Land
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.
They were the machine gun bullets coming from the ambush when my company got hit.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Check: “This atom smashing business is going to herald the final victory of the machine.”Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The player starts out with a fleet of three or four ships (depending on the machine), which he operates one at a time.
The machine, Rains said, would record scores of up to 1,000,000 points.
The lower hook is so adjusted that the hind wheel rests in it, thus forming a perfect support for the machine.
He had just attached the machine and at this point it was not turned on.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
These things of the first importance, had not been placed upon our machine.
A bell is automatically rung by the machine to warn the attendant that the desired length has been deposited into the can.
The wrenches that go with the machine, and the common malleable iron caps for the top cylinder, are shown in detail.
British Dictionary definitions for machine
- (modifier) denoting a firearm that is fully automatic as distinguished from semiautomatic
- (in combination)machine pistol; machine gun