Synonyms of machine
1 applianceDictionary • I put a coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
appliance • He could learn to use the washing machine and other household appliances.
device • This device can measure minute quantities of matter.
apparatus • He was rescued by firemen wearing breathing apparatus.
engine (obsolete) • Computers and telecommunications are the engines of change.
tool • The best tool for the purpose is a pair of shears.
instrument • a thin tube-like optical instrument
mechanism • The heat-producing mechanism will switch itself on automatically.
gadget • a handy gadget for slicing vegetables
contraption (informal) • an interesting musical contraption called a Theremin
contrivance • They wear simple clothes and shun modern contrivances.
2 systemDictionary • He has put the party publicity machine behind another candidate.
system • a multi-party system of government
agency • a successful advertising agency
structure • The chemical structure of this particular molecule is very unusual.
organization • the internal organization of the department
machinery • the government machinery and administrative procedures
setup (informal) • I gradually got rather disillusioned with the whole setup.
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agencyAn agency is a business which provides a service on behalf of other businesses.
• a successful advertising agency
apparatusApparatus is the equipment, such as tools and machines, which is used to do a particular job or activity.
• He was rescued by firemen wearing breathing apparatus.
applianceAn appliance is a device or machine in your home that you use to do a job such as cleaning or cooking. Appliances are often electrical.
• He could learn to use the washing machine and other household appliances.
Thesaurus for machine from the Collins English Thesaurus
an assembly of interconnected components arranged to transmit or modify force in order to perform useful work