Meaning of “machine” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /məˈʃiːn/
Extra Examples
The machine keeps jamming.Careful use will prolong the life of your machine.Press the button to start the machine.The washing machine isn't working.Most of these jobs can be done by machine.

A2 a piece of equipment with moving parts that uses power to do a particular job:

a fax machine
a coffee machine
Clothes are generally sewn by machine these days.

a group of people all working together to achieve the same result:

a political/war machine

(Definition of “machine” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)