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Noun: machine  mu'sheen
  1. Any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
     
  2. An efficient person
    "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
     
  3. An intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
    "the war machine"
     
  4. A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
    - simple machine
     
  5. A group that controls the activities of a political party
    "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine";
    - political machine
     
  6. A motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    - car, auto, automobile, motorcar
Verb: machine  mu'sheen
  1. Turn, shape, mould, or otherwise finish by machinery
     
  2. Make by machinery
    "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"

Derived forms: machining, machines, machined

Type of: automotive vehicle, create, device, forge, form, individual, make, mechanical device, mold [N. Amer], mortal, motor vehicle, mould [Brit, Cdn], organisation [Brit], organization, person, produce, shape, somebody, someone, soul, work

Encyclopedia: Machine