(noun, verb)


1. any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. an efficient person

- the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

3. an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently

- the war machine

Definition categories: group, organisation, organization

4. a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Definition categories: man–made

5. a group that controls the activities of a political party

- he was endorsed by the Democratic machine

Definition categories: group, organisation, organization

6. a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

Similar word(s): auto, automobile, car, motorcar

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with machine as a noun:

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

- Game developers assume they're pushing the limits of the machine.

- Bruce Campbell was a "demon-killing machine" because he made quick work of killing demons.

- The government has become a money-making machine.


1. turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

Definition categories: creation, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

2. make by machinery

- The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars

Definition categories: creation, create, make, produce