Borrowed from Средњи Француски machine, from Латински māchina (“a machine, engine, contrivance, device, stratagem, trick”), from Doric Greek μᾱχᾰνᾱ́ (mākhanā́), cognate with Attic Greek μηχᾰνή (mēkhanḗ, “a machine, engine, contrivance, device”), from which comes mechanical.
machine (plural machines)
- 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.
- 1914 July, F. Britten Austin, “The Air-Scout”, in The Strand Magazine, volume XLVIII, London: George Newnes, Ltd., strana 568:
- As the aviator turned his machine to reconnoitre in the new direction, he was surprised to see the hostile aeroplane between him and his objective.
- 1928, Franklin W. Dixon, The Missing Chums, Grosset & Dunlap, strana 1:
- "Joe, how soon will you be ready to roll?" Frank Hardy burst into the garage where his brother was working on a sleek, black-and-silver motorcycle. "Right now, if this machine kicks over," Joe replied, putting down a wrench.
- (telephony, abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
- I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine.
- (computing) A computer.
- Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the machine.
- He refuses to turn off his Linux machine.
- (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
- Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.
- The government has become a money-making machine.
- 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.
- The whole machine of government ought not to bear upon the people with a weight so heavy and oppressive.
- Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
- (Можете ли пронађите и додајте цитат од en на овај унос?)
- (politics, chiefly US) The system of special interest groups that supports a political party, especially in urban areas.
- 1902, The Friend
- A machine politician cannot see why the straight ticket (as be and his clique of party bosses prepare it) should not be voted by every citizen belonging to that party.
- 2006, Jerry F. Hough, Changing Party Coalitions: The Mystery of the Red State-blue State Alignment, Algora Publishing →ISBN, page 37
- In essence, therefore, the right-fork strategy of the Democrats meant an alliance of the South with the political machines built on the non-Protestant immigrants in key Northeastern states.
- 2013, Paul M. Green, Melvin G. Holli, The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, fourth edition, SIU Press →ISBN, page 126
- He was thrust into a political maelstrom for which he was ill-prepared, and yet he was, most notably, the Chicago machine's political savior.
- 1902, The Friend
- (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.
- See also Thesaurus:machine
- Ток Писин: masin
- → Hindustani: मशीन (maśīn) / مشین (maśīn)
- → Ирски: meaisín
- → Јапански: マシン (mashin)
- → Маорски: mīhini
- → Свахили: mashine
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- to make by machinery.
- to shape or finish by machinery.
- machine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- machine in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Eichman (alphagram acehimn)
- machine (mechanical or electrical device)
machine f (plural machines)
- machine, device Шаблон:rfclarify
- (slang) machine Галицијски
- Ce type, c'est une vraie machine !
- (Молим додајте Српски превод од овог примера коришћења)
- → Амхарски: ማሽን (mašn)
- → Азербејџански: maşın
- → Дански: maskine
- → Холандски: machine
- → Естонски: masin
- → Немачки: Maschine (see there for further descendants)
- → Лимбуршки: mesjien
- → Норвешки: maskin
- → Пашто: ماشين (māšín)
- → Персијски: ماشین (mâšin)
- → Пољски: maszyna
- → Румунски: mașină (also via German)
- → Шпански: mashina (Louisiana)
- → Шведски: maskin
- → Таџик: мошин (mošin)
- “machine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
machine f (plural machines)
- Француски: machine (see there for further descendants)
- → Енглески: machine (see there for further descendants)