mechanic definition, meaning - what is mechanic in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mechanic”

See all translations

mechanic

noun uk   us   /məˈkæn.ɪk/

mechanic noun (JOB)

A2 [C] someone whose job is repairing the engines of vehicles and other machines: a car/garage/bike mechanic
More examples

mechanic noun (STUDY)

mechanics [U] the study of the effect of physical forces on objects and their movement

mechanic noun (WAY OF WORKING)

the mechanics [plural] informal the way something works or happens: He knows a lot about the mechanics of running a school.
Translations of “mechanic”
in Arabic مِيكانيكي…
in Korean 정비공…
in Malaysian mekanik…
in French mécanicien/-ienne…
in Turkish tamirci, teknisyen…
in Italian meccanico, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 技師, 機工…
in Russian механик…
in Polish mechanik…
in Vietnamese thợ máy…
in Spanish mecánico…
in Portuguese mecânico, -a…
in Thai ช่างเครื่อง…
in German der Mechaniker…
in Catalan mecànic, -a…
in Japanese 修理工…
in Indonesian montir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 机工, 机修工…
(Definition of mechanic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mechanic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mechanic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More