machine[ muh-sheen ]SEE DEFINITION OF machine
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At the risk of overturning the machine he veered it sharply to the left.
Once more the sun flashed on her hair; then the machine disappeared.
The man had no fear, he had no nerves; he was a machine, and death was his business.
But, once again in the machine, he bent over and put his cheek against hers.
And the more some of them have had to drink, the more they want to drive the machine.
Her sensitive nostrils dilated, her brain worked like a machine.
He saw a girl in white in the car and followed in his own machine.
Seeing the crowd, Wilson drove directly to the yard and parked his machine.
My opinion of this machine is so pronounced that I do not care to state it fully.
The machine is now set in motion, and the bulk of the solvent is drawn off.
1540s, "structure of any kind," from Middle French machine "device, contrivance," from Latin machina "machine, engine, military machine; device, trick; instrument" (cf. Spanish maquina, Italian macchina), from Greek makhana, Doric variant of mekhane "device, means," related to mekhos "means, expedient, contrivance," from PIE *maghana- "that which enables," from root *magh- (1) "to be able, have power" (cf. Old Church Slavonic mogo "be able," Old English mæg "I can;" see may (v.)).
Main modern sense of "device made of moving parts for applying mechanical power" (1670s) probably grew out of mid-17c. senses of "apparatus, appliance" and "military siege-tower." In late 19c. slang the word was used for both "penis" and "vagina," one of the few so honored. Political sense is U.S. slang, first recorded 1876. Machine age is attested by 1851:
Machine for living (in) "house" translates Le Corbusier's machine à habiter (1923).