Definition of 'machine'
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Do you put your washing machine on overnight? Times, Sunday Times (2017)As long as you are not using machine tools it is not likely to hurt you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They record the card details of the unknown person who uses that machine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They always seem empty and most people just seem to use the cash machine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The owners of the computers are likely to be unaware that their machines are being used with others to help commit cybercrime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The use of self-service machines has tripled in a decade. The Sun (2016)It's a very fast, efficient machine. The Sun (2016)We built it at our workshop in California, where we have all the necessary machine tools. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So if you want a happy and less stressful life in 2017, put your coffee machine in the bin and go back to a kettle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We are apparently only decades away from evolving into astonishing hybrids of body and machine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This machine can be used to exercise one leg at a time. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)Its activists have constructed a slick publicity and campaigning machine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Forget the mowing machine just the other side of the fence. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Success will help to transform the interface between people and machines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is no sense of a design for life in the reliable processing of a machine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Machines are the tools of the system. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)We also had to face unpredictable things like machines not working properly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Spinning had now become almost entirely a machine and factory activity. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)The company is considering whether to replace these machines with newer equipment. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)You can also tell the washing machine to put a wash on when you are out. The Sun (2014)To make the military machine less reliant on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The machine that staff use to swipe your card could be a skimming device. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our efficient machines which promised to give us more leisure time have only increased our expectations and anxiety about being more productive. Christianity Today (2000)The machine crushed my body, ripped my clothes to shreds and spat me out. The Sun (2011)Its manufacturers said that the radiation emitted by the machine mean it could not yet be used while passengers were sitting in the aircraft. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He said full body scanners will be installed at all airports as well as advanced X-ray machines and devices to detect explosives. The Sun (2010)I had left the machine's engine running. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Iron was increasingly in demand for the manufacture of steam engines and machine tools; machine tool production itself became a significant feature of the English economy. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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Translations for 'machine'
British English: machine /məˈʃiːn/ NOUN
A machine is a piece of equipment which uses electricity or an engine in order to do a particular kind of work.
The machine was switched off.
- American English: machine
- Arabic: مَاكِينَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: máquina
- Chinese: 机器
- Croatian: stroj
- Czech: stroj
- Danish: maskine
- Dutch: machine
- European Spanish: máquina
- Finnish: kone
- French: machine
- German: Maschine
- Greek: μηχανή
- Italian: macchina
- Japanese: 機械
- Korean: 기계
- Norwegian: maskin
- Polish: maszyna
- European Portuguese: máquina
- Romanian: mașină
- Russian: машина
- Spanish: máquina
- Swedish: maskin
- Thai: เครื่องจักร
- Turkish: makine
- Ukrainian: пристрій
- Vietnamese: máy móc
British English: machine VERB
If you machine something, you make it or work on it using a machine.
The material is machined in a factory.
Definition of machine from the Collins English Dictionary
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