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Another word for machine

  1. A mechanical contrivance

      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
      1. A machine or mechanical appliance.
      2. The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
      3. A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine:
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
      3. A device for playing or producing music:
  2. A political organization

      1. Alternative spelling of lineup.
      2. (engineering) to put in alignment; to put in correct adjustment for smooth running
      3. To put things in a line
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
      2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
      3. A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis:
      1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement:
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
      2. A particular manner of moving.
      3. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
  3. A person who resembles a machine

      1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
      2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
      3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
      1. To crush, pulverize, or reduce to powder by friction, especially by rubbing between two hard surfaces:
      2. To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction:
      3. To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash:
      1. A self-operating machine or mechanism, especially a robot.
      2. One that behaves or responds in a mechanical way.
      1. A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pressing a fixed cutting or abrading tool against it.
      2. To cut or shape on a lathe.
      1. To make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill.
      2. To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.
      3. To make a hole in or through something with or as if with a drill:
      1. Fine cord of a fibrous material, such as cotton or flax, made of two or more filaments twisted together and used in needlework and the weaving of cloth.
      2. A piece of such cord.
      3. A thin strand, cord, or filament of natural or manufactured material.
      1. To crush, pulverize, or reduce to powder by friction, especially by rubbing between two hard surfaces:
      2. To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction:
      3. To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash:
      1. To cease living; become dead; expire.
      2. To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade:
      3. To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death:
      1. To join (metals) by applying heat, sometimes with pressure and sometimes with an intermediate or filler metal having a high melting point.
      2. To bring into close association or union.
      3. To be capable of being welded.
      1. An implement with cutting edges or a pointed end for boring holes in hard materials, usually by a rotating abrasion or repeated blows; a bit.
      2. The hand-operated or hand-powered holder for this implement.
      3. A loud, harsh noise made by or as if by a powered tool of this kind.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.
      2. A flat or level surface.
      3. A level of development, existence, or achievement:
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
      2. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
      3. The cutting part of such a machine.
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