- 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
Example sentences from the Web for machine
Hayes stumbled in through the front sliding doors, and he said doctors strapped him to electrocardiography machines.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Based on messenger RNA, it essentially transforms the cells of the body into tiny vaccine-making machines.Moderna has never distributed a product before. A Swiss company is here to help|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 19, 2020|Fortune
Many machines have been reconstructed and now they are forming a playground of many machines.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Apple silicon was already inside iPhones and iPads, but now it is taking on its most power-hungry machines.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
It essentially transforms the body’s cells into tiny vaccine making machines.Pfizer, BioNTech plan filing as COVID trials show their vaccine is 95% effective|kdunn6|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Some engineers favor blocking the shaft out of a solid slab of metal and then machining this rough blank to form.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
This relieves the engineers of the necessity of machining the welded joints.The Boy's Book of New Inventions|Harry E. Maule
Some of these tools had to be roughly shaped and still need some machining down.State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt|Franklin D. Roosevelt
Milk is generally considered the best lubricant for machining copper.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
It may be seen, likewise, that actual work is thus saved in machining.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for machine
- (modifier) denoting a firearm that is fully automatic as distinguished from semiautomatic
- (in combination)machine pistol; machine gun