IPA: mʌʃˈin


  • A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.
  • (dated) A vehicle operated mechanically, such as an automobile or an airplane.
  • (telephony, abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
  • (computing) A computer.
  • (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
  • Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization; a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use.
  • (poetry) Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
  • (politics, chiefly US) The system of special interest groups that supports a political party, especially in urban areas.
  • (euphemistic, obsolete) Penis.
  • (historical) A contrivance in the Ancient Greek theatre for indicating a change of scene, by means of which a god might cross the stage or deliver a divine message; the deus ex machina.
  • (obsolete) A bathing machine.


  • To make by machinery.
  • To shape or finish by machinery; (usually, more specifically) to shape subtractively by metal-cutting with machine-controlled toolpaths.

Examples of "machine" in Sentences

  • The machine was actuated.
  • The machine was partible.
  • The machine was noiseless.
  • The machine simulates the subject machine.
  • Durability is the hallmark of this machine.
  • The tool dares the virus to enter the machine.
  • Speedy machine could bridge classic and quantum computing.
  • He argued that we need convivial tools as opposed to machines.
  • Is the machine designed to be a machine perpetually in motion
  • If you have a machine problem, we ask that they use the hashtag #machine.
  • The machine tool operator actuates the gate control to close the sliding gate.
  • The spin machine is working overtime … and the stupid half of the public believes every word of it.
  • Their fightin '_machine_ is good, mind ye; but it ain't no more nor less'n a red sausage machine whin iverythin's considered!
  • To say, _This machine is BETTER THAN ANY machine_, is incorrect, but to say, _This machine is better THAN ANY OTHER machine_, is correct.
  • To say, _This machine is the BEST OF ANY machine_ (or _any other machine_), is wrong, because all machines are meant, not one machine or some machines.
  • Clearly the Labour spin machine is taking it so, having rushed the little known Lady Royall on to the top of the Andrew Marr programme to give the usual platitudes on these occasions.
  • 'rvmroot / components' -- exclude 'rvmroot / dist' $localrvmroot $machine: $remotervmroot where: localrvmroot is the directory of your local world machine is the ssh style machine description
  • The term machine gun had not yet entered military jargon or the public imagination, but here was the forerunner: the 1862 Gatling, the first reasonably reliable weapon that could provide continuous rifle fire.
  • That to steer a machine so constructed, it is merely necessary to move the point of attachment of car to _machine_ proper, out of the center of plane of support in the desired direction, and thus cause the plane of support or rotation of propellers to incline in that direction.

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