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English noun: machine

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

Broader (hypernym)device

Narrower (hyponym)assembly, ATM, automated teller, automated teller machine, automatic teller, automatic teller machine, bagger, calculating machine, calculator, calender, cash dispenser, cash machine, cement mixer, coin machine, comber, computer, computing device, computing machine, concrete mixer, corker, cotton gin, data processor, decoder, digger, electronic computer, excavator, farm machine, feeder, franking machine, gin, hop-picker, hopper, information processing system, machine tool, machinery, mechanical press, milking machine, motor, paving machine, pavior, paviour, perpetual motion machine, pestle, phonograph, pile driver, power shovel, power tool, press, press, printer, printing machine, printing press, record player, riveter, riveting machine, rivetter, self-feeder, shovel, simulator, slicer, slot machine, snow blower, snow thrower, sorter, stamp, staple gun, staplegun, stapler, stapling machine, tacker, textile machine, time machine, trimmer, workhorse, Zamboni

2. machine (person) an efficient person

SamplesThe boxer was a magnificent fighting machine.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)bionic man, bionic woman, cyborg

3. machine (group) an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently

SamplesThe war machine.

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

4. machine (artifact) a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Synonymssimple machine

Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

Narrower (hyponym)block, inclined plane, lever, pulley, pulley block, pulley-block, wheel

5. machine (group) a group that controls the activities of a political party

SamplesHe was endorsed by the Democratic machine.

Synonymspolitical machine

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

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

SamplesHe needs a car to get to work.

Synonymsauto, automobile, car, motorcar

Broader (hypernym)automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)ambulance, beach waggon, beach wagon, bus, cab, compact, compact car, convertible, coupe, cruiser, electric, electric automobile, electric car, estate car, gas guzzler, hack, hardtop, hatchback, heap, horseless carriage, hot rod, hot-rod, jalopy, jeep, landrover, limo, limousine, loaner, minicar, minivan, Model T, pace car, patrol car, phaeton, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, race car, racer, racing car, roadster, runabout, S.U.V., saloon, secondhand car, sedan, sport car, sport utility, sport utility vehicle, sports car, squad car, Stanley Steamer, station waggon, station wagon, stock car, subcompact, subcompact car, SUV, taxi, taxicab, tourer, touring car, two-seater, used-car, waggon, wagon

Part holonymaccelerator, accelerator pedal, air bag, anti-sway bar, auto accessory, automobile engine, automobile horn, automobile trunk, bonnet, buffer, bumper, car door, car horn, car mirror, car seat, car window, cowl, cowling, fender, fender, fin, first, first gear, floorboard, gas, gas pedal, gasoline engine, glove compartment, grille, gun, high, high gear, hood, hooter, horn, low, low gear, luggage compartment, motor horn, petrol engine, radiator grille, rear window, reverse, reverse gear, roof, running board, stabilizer bar, sunroof, sunshine-roof, tail fin, tailfin, third, third gear, throttle, trunk, window, wing

Domain category membersadhesive friction, alternator, backseat, chattel, grip, hopped-up, movable, passenger, personal chattel, prang, rental, renting, rider, road map, saleroom, salesroom, showroom, spark lever, traction, tunnel

English verb: machine

1. machine (creation) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

2. machine (creation) make by machinery

SamplesThe Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

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