Meaning of MACHINE in English

MACHINE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a coffee machine (= for making coffee )

Janice crossed to the coffee machine and filled two plastic cups.

a propaganda machine (= people who produce propaganda in an organized way )

The regime’s propaganda machine presented the incident as a triumph.

a ticket machine

The ticket machine wasn’t issuing tickets.

answering machine

cash machine

coffee machine

dialysis machine

a dialysis machine

drinks machine

drum machine

franking machine

fruit machine

heart-lung machine

machine code

machine gun

There came the sound of men shouting and a burst of machine gun fire.

machine shop

machine shop

The generators are put together in the machine shop .

machine tool

machine washable

machine washable

The gloves are machine washable .

machine/computer/radio etc operator

computers which can be used by untrained operators

milking machine

political machine

the Chicago mayor’s political machine

rowing machine

sewing machine

slot machine

threshing machine

time machine

vending machine

voting machine

washing machine

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

answering

Then I came into the office to check the answering machine .

His desktop held three telephones and an answering machine , a computer screen and keyboard, and a fax machine.

Mark calls his patient Martha back in London and leaves a message on the answering machine .

She left a message on his answering machine: Nick, I wanted to thank you for last night.

They would still be driving home, so she could leave a message on the answering machine .

He was either out and hadn't switched on the answering machine or he was tormenting her by ignoring the telephone.

Audioline is the fastest-growing brand in the answering machine market.

Meanwhile at home on my answering machine a message from New Zealand: please ring back.

fax

But it resulted in a ruling that could improve the quality of life for every Californian who owns a fax machine .

Wyatt heard scribbling or scratching in the background, and the chattering of what he took to be a fax machine .

Need a computer and fax machine ?

Even a telephone and a fax machine with stationery and five hundred business cards cost money.

The fax machine is held together by tape.

Inexpensive modems went inside PowerBooks to make them communications centers digital telephones and fax machines .

There is no television, video, fax machine , even an oven or a toaster.

If you have the only fax machine in the world it is worth nothing.

political

But there are also those who suggest that the mayor has created his own, discreet, Chicago political machine .

By creating the ethnically balanced ticket, something new, he put together the most powerful political machine in Chicago history.

But as long as we bear these limitations in mind we can, to some extent, assess the muscle of the political machine .

Standardization was very important to the Progressives, because the political machines of the day often dispensed services unevenly.

This is deadly for a political machine that lives through patronage.

Now, in turning down a compromise, he was placing the fate of his political career in machines .

washing

Hoover washing machines are being made on the site of the old steel works at Merthyr Tydfil.

Two-thirds of the output from its factories is for civilian use - washing machines , prams and hunting rifles, for instance.

Mercedes-Benz's proud engineers also loathe being lumped in with companies making everything from washing machines to weapons.

For example, the washing machines in your local launderette are actually completely automatic vending machines.

Our Lavamat automatic washing machines are also designed to look after something far more delicate.

Low energy-using fridges and washing machines have recently appeared on the market and are cheaper to run than ordinary ones.

Upon successful completion, the salesperson is then entrusted to sell the washing machines and dryers unaided.

■ NOUN

cash

The weekly-paid Greater Glasgow Health Board employees first discovered the bank's mistake when they tried to withdraw money from cash machines .

Then whenever you want to make your payment, just key in the amount at any Birmingham Midshires cash machine .

Then, one of them went to a cash machine to try to get money from her account.

Even the bank's cash machine may get a face, or many, depending on the customer.

Only £700m was withdrawn from cash machines in 1979 - it is now about £50 billion a year.

Half way through the next working day, Rainbow pauses at a cash machine .

Exchanges done through cash machines which can not issue receipts are exempt from this provision.

There were no cheque accounts, no building society cash machines and the 90-day account and Tessas were still some years off.

code

It can be programmed by machine code , by taking it through the motions, or by keyboard.

This computer has no machine code instruction set or data formats in the ordinary sense.

Assembler is less computer orientated than machine code .

An assembler instruction will correspond to a frequently performed operation and represents many machine code instructions.

Like machine code , assembler is computer specific.

A statement to call a machine code subroutine.

In order for this to work, the machine code program must be loaded into the same address each time.

coffee

In the office, a choice desk location by the window or near the coffee machine may be worth defending.

Others are made the target of slurs and anti-gay jokes around the coffee machine .

Polling stations would be awash with coffee machines and potted plants.

To this day, employees in Minnesota remember when the governor took away their coffee machines .

She left him in the kitchen examining the espresso coffee machine with wonder, while she went to Patrick's office.

What he did learn was the coffee machine .

Anything ever go wrong with a coffee machine , then send for Bill Erlich.

There was a coffee machine and a pile of styrofoam cups and we helped ourselves.

drum

The equipment used is much the same; the same drum machines as then.

Unplug the drum machine and do us all a favour.

T: It sounds like he only knows one programme on the drum machine .

Fanshawe uses his as drum machine , confessor weight-training apparatus.

We strap on the goggles and headphones which are wired up to what looks like a drum machine .

Keyboards, drum machines and mikes filled most of the available space.

They go about this by jumping up and down a lot and cranking the drum machine up to unfeasible volumes.

I never replace a drummer with a drum machine straight away, unless it's absolutely necessary.

gun

In the early morning of May 18, police manning barricades were replaced by army paratroopers who opened fire with machine guns .

The hammering of the machine guns and rifles around him was continuous.

The barrel of his machine gun clacked against the glass as they pulled off.

A: He asked me to use my machine gun .

I had hit the floor before the machine gun went off.

It carried a. 50-caliber machine gun .

One of the machine guns had live ammunition attached to it.

He made a machine gun noise with his mouth.

knitting

A word of advice - don't sit for hours at the knitting machine , particularly if you are a comparative beginner.

True, the programme will not actually run the Duomatic machine , since this is a mechanical selection knitting machine rather than electronic.

This way one feels much more invigorated when returning to the knitting machine .

I won a Bond Elite knitting machine .

This came quite naturally, I hadn't even thought about the gender of a knitting machine .

Having hit a bad patch, financially, I decided I must try for some paid work with my knitting machine .

Shelagh Hollingworth One of the popular reasons for buying a knitting machine is to be able to knit very quickly.

Our automatic knitting machine , for example, has full orders for the next five years.

operator

Originally from Ireland, he worked as a machine operator until he was 83.

It was one thing to tell a machine operator he or she had no choice about being measured.

At this stage the typical machine operator manipulated machine controls on the basis of data presented on instruments.

They never discussed with machine operators or engineers how the equipment was maintained.

A working-class housewife married to a machine operator declares: Housework is boring.

The machine operator she replaced is unemployed and too old to be re-skilled.

Example Alan employs Brian as a machine operator .

The biggest jumps in participation rates were recorded by workers under age 44, minorities, machine operators and laborers.

propaganda

Anyway, there was always the suspicion that they were exaggerated by Stalin's propaganda machine .

The chancery was used as a propaganda machine perhaps as never before.

Even Saddam's propaganda machine failed to bring that lie to life.

We have to find a way to utilise our fifty thousand members as an educational and propaganda machine .

The malai propaganda machine had always lied about the scale of casualties in our earlier Civil War.

But in recent weeks it has cranked an impressive propaganda machine into action.

sewing

I taught on all makes of machine and have also worked in stores and at exhibitions, selling knitting and sewing machines.

Dressmaking and sewing machines are totally foreign to many would-be kite flyers.

Buy the large cans, suitable for sewing machines .

With a sewing machine and polyester thread to match the garment, set two rows of straight stitches by the tacking stitches.

If I do another cardigan in this way I shall do two or even three lines on the sewing machine .

A single strand of technological evolution connects electronic sewing machines , electronic typewriters, and flexible electronic workstations.

We never close the branch-line of the heart, its sad little, slow little sewing machine .

The workers studied by Westwood made up clothes from pre-cut pieces of cloth, using sewing machines and presses to finish them.

shop

Jan Fischer produced a transporter that might well have come from a professional machine shop .

The machine shop left hundreds of thousands of men with shared memories: The whirring and flapping of the belts.

But the quickest way to the foundry is through the machine shop , especially in this weather.

At the time, George Jennings was running a machine shop .

But give labor anything it wants, even a lousy ten-man machine shop , and every drop of it is blood.

No machine shop , then or now, can be a machine shop without it.

Iron and steel were hard and unyielding, yet here in the machine shop , you cut them like butter.

slot

It has 228 rooms, 6 pools, 4 restaurants and 500 slot machines .

Casinos sport the same slot machines , the same gaming tables, the same garish and stunningly ugly carpet.

The higher tiers housed lesser wheels, chemin de fer, blackjack, slot machines , vingt-et-un, baccarat, five-card stud.

She loved the sound of dice and slot machines , the clatter of mathematics.

Conversely, any fool can sit down at a slot machine .

Presumably, that means slot machines of any kind.

Interactivity: The woman operating a huge eight-reel slot machine offers $ 20 for our $ 150 camera.

war

If you like mighty, if quirky, war machines , then you can choose steam tanks and war wagons.

They become instant targets for enemy war machines !

They are difficult to destroy, although a hit from another war machine or large monster may be sufficient to cause damage.

War Machines 0-25% Up to a quarter of the points value of the army may be spent on war machines .

For example, you can spend up to 25% of your army's points value on war machines .

Could I really be part of a war machine ?

In December Pearl Harbor brought a new urgency to the task of converting the economy into a vast war machine .

As with all small units you have to be wary of war machines and magic.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cog in the machine/wheel

a well-oiled machine

It was running like a well-oiled machine, instead of like a slightly out-of-control summer camp.

This could never happen in the Bush operation, which has been turning out policy positions like a well-oiled machine.

fault-tolerant computer/machine

It believes that the new LightsOut software is the first unattended event monitoring program from a supplier of Unix-based fault-tolerant computers.

The chips are targeted at embedded controls, portable and desktop computers, high-end fault-tolerant machines and supercomputers.

have (got) the TV/radio/washing machine etc on

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a machine that fills beer bottles

He's like an eating machine .

I think there's something wrong with my machine -would you take a look at it?

Ice could be made in huge quantities by machine .

It's possible to operate the machines by remote control.

Just hit that button to stop the machine .

One cable was damaged, which was causing the machine to shut down frequently.

Our soft-serve ice cream machine isn't working.

the government's propaganda machine

the party machine

There is a washing machine in the basement of the building.

Whenever she calls and the machine is on, she hangs up.

You need a machine with 64 kilobytes of memory to run the program.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But perhaps the machine has taken over from the individual.

Nintendo is promising there will be five to 10 games available for the new machine initially.

She took him to a pachinko parlor, a long narrow room full of people pressed against upright machines.

The motors of the wave machine run day and night.

The product range includes equipment for medical uses: eg a vehicle for children with spina bifida and portable kidney machines.

True, the programme will not actually run the Duomatic machine , since this is a mechanical selection knitting machine rather than electronic.

When it snows in Boston, residents litter the streets with old furniture, barrels and a rusty washing machine or two.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cog in the machine/wheel

a well-oiled machine

It was running like a well-oiled machine, instead of like a slightly out-of-control summer camp.

This could never happen in the Bush operation, which has been turning out policy positions like a well-oiled machine.

fault-tolerant computer/machine

It believes that the new LightsOut software is the first unattended event monitoring program from a supplier of Unix-based fault-tolerant computers.

The chips are targeted at embedded controls, portable and desktop computers, high-end fault-tolerant machines and supercomputers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

From the foundry patterns for the pedestal down tO the fine machining, Taylor had presumably done it all.

Stretching the lace as I sewed, I machined the lining to the lace with a multi-zig-zag stitch.

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