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Definition 1: any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks - [noun denoting artifact]

(machine is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that simulates an environment for the purpose of training or research

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

"the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for driving rivets

(... is a kind of machine ) machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that prints

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine used for printing

(... is a kind of machine ) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

(... is a kind of machine ) a tool driven by a motor

(... is a kind of machine ) the trademark for a machine that smooths the ice in an ice-skating rink

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that is operated by the insertion of a coin in a slot

(... is a kind of machine ) machine that performs dependably under heavy use

"the IBM main frame computers have been the workhorse of the business world"

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that trims timber

(... is a kind of machine ) a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for making textiles

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten them together

(... is a kind of machine ) a hand-held machine for driving staples home

(... is a kind of machine ) machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that removes snow by scooping it up and throwing it forcefully through a chute

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for excavating

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that drives piling into the ground

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that is used to put corks in bottles

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine with a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for performing calculations automatically

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool

(... is a kind of machine ) an unattended machine (outside some banks) that dispenses money when a personal coded card is used

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers

(... is a kind of machine ) a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations; can be mechanical or electronic

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for putting objects or substances into bags

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine used in farming

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine for laying pavement

(... is a kind of machine ) machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

(... is a kind of machine ) machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically

(... is a kind of machine ) a powered machine for cutting or shaping or finishing metals or other materials

(... is a kind of machine ) machines or machine systems collectively

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine used for picking hops

(... is a kind of machine ) a machine that automatically stamps letters or packages passing through it and computes the total charge

(... is a kind of machine ) a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit

Definition 2: a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where machine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he needs a car to get to work

Synonyms for machine in the sense of this definition

(machine is a kind of ...) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that has been previously owned; not a new car

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that is even smaller than a subcompact car

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that is lent as a replacement for one that is under repair

(... is a kind of machine ) large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur

(... is a kind of machine ) a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain

(... is a kind of machine ) a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration

(... is a kind of machine ) an early term for an automobile

"when automobiles first replaced horse-drawn carriages they were called horseless carriages"

(... is a kind of machine ) a car having a hatchback door

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top

(... is a kind of machine ) a fast car that competes in races

(... is a kind of machine ) a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car

(... is a kind of machine ) the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927

(... is a kind of machine ) large open car seating four with folding top

(... is a kind of machine ) a car smaller than a compact car

(... is a kind of machine ) a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales

(... is a kind of machine ) a steam-powered automobile

(... is a kind of machine ) a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis

(... is a kind of machine ) a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

(... is a kind of machine ) an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat

(... is a kind of machine ) a high-performance car that leads a parade of competing cars through the pace lap and then pulls off the course

(... is a kind of machine ) a car with relatively low fuel efficiency

(... is a kind of machine ) a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that has top that can be folded or removed

(... is a kind of machine ) a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that is old and unreliable

"the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

(... is a kind of machine ) a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

(... is a kind of machine ) a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of machine ) a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

(... is a kind of machine ) a small and economical car

(machine is a part of ...) protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

(machine is a part of ...) a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

(machine is a part of ...) the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle

"you shouldn't try to start in third gear"

(machine is a part of ...) the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

(machine is a part of ...) a narrow footboard serving as a step beneath the doors of some old cars

(machine is a part of ...) a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

(machine is a part of ...) the engine that propels an automobile

(machine is a part of ...) an accessory for an automobile

(machine is a part of ...) a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis

(machine is a part of ...) an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel

"`sunshine-roof' is a British term for `sunroof'"

(machine is a part of ...) one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

(machine is a part of ...) a pedal that controls the throttle valve

"he stepped on the gas"

(machine is a part of ...) a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

(machine is a part of ...) car window that allows vision out of the back of the car

(machine is a part of ...) an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines

(machine is a part of ...) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

(machine is a part of ...) compartment on the dashboard of a car

(machine is a part of ...) grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator

(machine is a part of ...) a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

(machine is a part of ...) a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

"in Britain they call a fender a wing"

(machine is a part of ...) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars" "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

(machine is a part of ...) a window in a car

(machine is a part of ...) a seat in a car

(machine is a part of ...) the floor of an automobile

(machine is a part of ...) a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

(machine is a part of ...) a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

(machine is a part of ...) compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

"he put his golf bag in the trunk"

(machine is a part of ...) the door of a car

(machine is a part of ...) a mirror that the driver of a car can use

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) crash

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

"the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) (on early automobiles) a lever mounted on the steering column and used to adjust the timing of the ignition

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) a map showing roads (for automobile travel)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

"in Britain a showroom is called a salesroom"

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) a seat at the back of a vehicle (especially the seat at the back of an automobile)

(machine is the domain which ... is member of) (of an automobile) having the engine modified to give extra power

"a hopped-up jalopy"

Definition 3: a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for machine in the sense of this definition

(machine is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of machine ) a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

(... is a kind of machine ) a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

(... is a kind of machine ) a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope

(... is a kind of machine ) a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

Definition 4: a group that controls the activities of a political party - [noun denoting group]

Samples where machine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was endorsed by the Democratic machine

Synonyms for machine in the sense of this definition

(machine is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

Definition 5: an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently - [noun denoting group]

Samples where machine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the war machine

(machine is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

Definition 6: an efficient person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where machine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

(machine is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of machine ) a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices

"a cyborg is a cybernetic organism"

Definition 7: make by machinery - [verb of creation]

Samples where machine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars

(machine is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 8: turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery - [verb of creation]

(machine is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

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