|1.||[ noun ] any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks|
|Related terms:||device machinery computer motor assembly power_tool time_machine press record_player perpetual_motion_machine machine_tool cotton_gin corker pavior slicer milking_machine mill textile_machine pile_driver decoder power_shovel cash_machine calender press printer franking_machine farm_machine riveting_machine self-feeder hop-picker simulator slot_machine snow_thrower sorter stamp stapler concrete_mixer calculator trimmer staple_gun workhorse zamboni bagger|
|2.||[ noun ] an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently|
"the war machine"
|3.||[ noun ] an efficient person|
"the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
|Related terms:||person cyborg|
|4.||[ noun ] (transportation) 4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine|
|Synonyms:||car automobile auto motorcar|
"he needs a car to get to work"
|Related terms:||motor_vehicle cab jeep beach_wagon cruiser ambulance convertible sedan sports_car hot_rod hardtop subcompact stanley_steamer roadster coupe s.u.v. compact loaner horseless_carriage model_t pace_car touring_car racer limousine minivan hatchback gas_guzzler electric stock_car bus minicar hearse window rear_window accelerator car_door reverse cowl roof running_board door boot fender glove_compartment gasoline_engine auto_accessory grille automobile_engine hood car_seat car_window automobile_horn air_bag anti-sway_bar car_mirror second_gear buffer low sunroof tail_fin floorboard bumper high_gear third_gear passenger tunnel showroom spark_lever chattel grip road_map prang backseat rental alternator hopped-up automobile|
|5.||[ noun ] (politics) a group that controls the activities of a political party|
"he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
|6.||[ noun ] a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point|
|Related terms:||mechanical_device wheel pulley lever inclined_plane|
|7.||[ verb ] turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery|
|8.||[ verb ] make by machinery|
"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"