Associations to the word «Machine»


MACHINE, noun. A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.
MACHINE, noun. (archaic) A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
MACHINE, noun. (telephony) (abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
MACHINE, noun. (computing) A computer.
MACHINE, noun. (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
MACHINE, noun. 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.
MACHINE, noun. Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
MACHINE, noun. (euphemistic) (obsolete) Penis.
MACHINE, verb. To make by machinery.
MACHINE, verb. To shape or finish by machinery.
MACHINE CODE, noun. (computer science) System of instructions and data directly understandable by a computer's central processing unit.
MACHINE GUN, noun. A type of firearm that fires bullets in rapid succession by a single action of the trigger.
MACHINE GUNS, noun. Plural of machine gun
MACHINE INSTRUCTION, noun. (computing) Any of a set of discrete instructions, each with its own binary representation and associated assembly language mnemonic, that a CPU can execute; typically they will involve the movement, comparison or manipulation of data
MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS, noun. Plural of machine instruction
MACHINE LANGUAGE, noun. (programming) The set of instructions that a particular computer is designed to execute; generated from a high-level language by an assembler, compiler or interpreter.
MACHINE LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of machine language
MACHINE LEARNING, noun. (artificial intelligence) A field of study concerned with the design and development of algorithms and techniques that allow computers to learn.
MACHINE OF GOVERNMENT, noun. A political machine
MACHINE PISTOL, noun. A lightweight submachine gun, capable of being fired with one hand
MACHINE PISTOLS, noun. Plural of machine pistol
MACHINE POLITICIAN, noun. (US) a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
MACHINE ROOM, noun. A limited-access room in a larger building dedicated to HVAC equipment and other machinery.
MACHINE ROOM, noun. A dedicated room for computers and related data processing equipment, often having a raised floor, abundant and dedicated air conditioning, and specialized power supply and fire suppression systems.
MACHINE ROOMS, noun. Plural of machine room
MACHINE SCREW, noun. A screw designed for metal or a similar material, usually with no point and a relatively fine thread, intended for prepared, threaded holes.
MACHINE SCREWS, noun. Plural of machine screw
MACHINE SHOP, noun. A facility that has machine tools for working with metals or other relatively hard materials, such as some polymers. Various kinds of machine shops make and repair all types of metal objects, from machine tools, dies, and molds to mass-produced parts such as screws, pistons, or gears.
MACHINE SHOPS, noun. Plural of machine shop
MACHINE TOOL, noun. (mechanical engineering) A tool, usually itself a machine and usually power-driven, used for machining. Examples include lathes, milling machines, shapers, planers, hobbers, drill presses, jig borers, and others.
MACHINE TOOLS, noun. Plural of machine tool
MACHINE TRANSLATION, noun. (translation studies) The act of translating something from one language to another by means of a machine, especially a computer.
MACHINE TRANSLATION, noun. (computing) (programming) The act of translating a computer language into a form more directly usable by the computer.
MACHINE TRANSLATIONS, noun. Plural of machine translation
MACHINE WASH, verb. (transitive) To wash (clothes) in a washing machine.

Dictionary definition

MACHINE, noun. Any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks.
MACHINE, noun. An efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine".
MACHINE, noun. An intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently; "the war machine".
MACHINE, noun. A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point.
MACHINE, noun. A group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine".
MACHINE, noun. A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work".
MACHINE, verb. Turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery.
MACHINE, verb. Make by machinery; "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars".

Wise words

The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
Winston Churchill