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machine Tweet Definition of machine Like Definition of machine on Facebook
noun
  1. a mechanical or electrical device that performs or assists in the performance of human tasks, or is used for amusement (like a pinball machine).
  2. the group that controls a political or similar organization.
  3. (archaic) a vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
  4. a person who seemingly acts like a machine, a person who is very proficient at a task.
Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.
verb (machines, machining, machined)
  1. to make by machinery.
  2. to shape or finish by machinery.
adjective
  1. belonging to a machine
  2. made by a machine
machinery Tweet Definition of machinery Like Definition of machinery on Facebook
noun (machineries)
  1. The working parts of a machine as a group.
  2. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.
machine tool Tweet Definition of machine tool Like Definition of machine tool on Facebook
noun
  1. A tool, usually itself a machine and usually power-driven, used for machine
    1. Verb, machining. Examples include lathes, milling machines, shapers, planers, hobbers, drill presses, jig borers, and others.
male Tweet Definition of male Like Definition of male on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone of masculine gender.
adjective
  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. (figurative) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
mandrel Tweet Definition of mandrel Like Definition of mandrel on Facebook
noun
  1. an object used to shape material being worked
  2. a tool component that grips or clamps materials to be machined
  3. a tool component that grips or clamps other moving tool components
master Tweet Definition of master Like Definition of master on Facebook
noun
  1. someone who has control over something or someone
  2. owner of an animal or slave
  3. the captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner
  4. someone who employs others
  5. an expert at something
  6. a tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices
  7. a skilled artist
  8. (dated) a courtesy title of a man; mister
  9. a courtesy title for a boy
  10. the original of a document or of a recording
  11. (context, Filmology) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
verb
  1. to be a master
  2. to control
  3. to learn to a high degree of proficiency
adjective
  1. masterful
  2. main, principal or predominant
  3. highly skilled
  4. original
mechanical Tweet Definition of mechanical Like Definition of mechanical on Facebook
adjective
  1. Related to mechanics, done by machine
mechanism Tweet Definition of mechanism Like Definition of mechanism on Facebook
noun
  1. Within a machine or machinery; any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power
  2. Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements
  3. A group of objects or parts that interact together. (Political machine)
  4. A mental, physical or chemical process.
  1. (philosophy) A theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.
mesh Tweet Definition of mesh Like Definition of mesh on Facebook
noun
  1. The opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads enclosing such a space.
  2. The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
verb (mesh, es)
  1. to fit in, to come together
mill Tweet Definition of mill Like Definition of mill on Facebook
noun
  1. A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.
  2. The building housing such a grinding apparatus.
  3. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
  4. A building housing such a plant.
  5. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.
verb
  1. (transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
to mill flour
  1. (transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
  2. (transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
  3. (intransitive) (followed by around, about, etc.) To move about in an aimless fashion.
milling machine Tweet Definition of milling machine Like Definition of milling machine on Facebook
noun
  1. A machine tool in which a rotating cutter is moved against the workpiece (or vice versa) in order to cut the latter to a desired shape.
mole Tweet Definition of mole Like Definition of mole on Facebook
noun
  1. A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus.
mower Tweet Definition of mower Like Definition of mower on Facebook
noun
  1. Somebody who mows
  2. A lawnmower

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