- 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
“If BMW is ‘the ultimate driving machine,’ your Anthem is the ultimate differentiator,” writes Hogshead.
The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
The machine penetrated everywhere, thrusting aside with its gigantic arm the feeble efforts of handicraft.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
"I have a letter somewhere," looking in the machine drawer and finding the letter in the bottom of the workbasket.
British Dictionary definitions for machine
- (modifier) denoting a firearm that is fully automatic as distinguished from semiautomatic
- (in combination)machine pistol; machine gun