Machine

Noun

  • A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.
  • (computing) A computer.

    "Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the 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.
  • (telephony, abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.

    "I called you earlier, but all I got was the machine."

  • (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.

    "The government has become a money-making machine."

  • (archaic) A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
  • (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."

  • Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.

Verb

  • to shape or finish by machinery.
  • to make by machinery.

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