"machines" in the noun sense
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
an efficient person
"the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently
"the war machine"
4. machine, simple machine
a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
5. machine, political machine
a group that controls the activities of a political party
"he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
6. car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar
a motor vehicle with four wheels usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
"he needs a car to get to work"
"machines" in the verb sense
turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
make by machinery
"The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
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