[n] any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
[n] a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
[n] a group that controls the activities of a political party; "he was endorsed by the Democratic machine"
[n] an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently; "the war machine"
[n] an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
[v] make by machinery; "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
[v] turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery