Mechanic

  • 1 Mechanic — Me*chan ic (m[ e]*k[a^]n [i^]k), a. [F. m[ e]canique, L. mechanicus, Gr. mhchaniko s, fr. mhchanh a machine. See {Machine}.] 1. Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Mechanic — Me*chan ic, n. [F. m[ e]canique mechanics. See {Mechanic}, a.] 1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Mechanic — steht für William M. Mechanic (*1950), US amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmprofessor English Mechanic, Automarke Siehe auch Mechanik Mechanicus The Mechanic …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 mechanic — UK US /mɪˈkænɪk/ noun ► [C] someone whose job is repairing vehicles and other machines: »A team of engineers and mechanics help manufacture the machines used on assembly lines. »a car/motor/aircraft mechanic ● mechanics Cf. mechanics …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 mechanic — index artisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 mechanic — workman, workingman, artisan, *worker, operative, hand, laborer, craftsman, handicraftsman, roustabout …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 mechanic — ► NOUN ▪ a skilled worker who repairs and maintains machinery. ORIGIN Greek, from m khan machine …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 mechanic — [mə kan′ik] adj. [L mechanicus < Gr mēchanikos < mēchanē, MACHINE] archaic var. of MECHANICAL n. 1. a worker skilled in using tools or in making, operating, and repairing machines 2. Archaic a manual laborer …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 mechanic — A person who works on engines or machines. Also see automobile mechanic car mechanic DIY mechanic do it yourself mechanic motor mechanic …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 10 mechanic — {{11}}mechanic (adj.) late 14c., pertaining to or involving mechanical labor (now usually MECHANICAL (Cf. mechanical)), also having to do with tools, from L. mechanicus, from Gk. mekhanikos full of resources, inventive, ingenious, lit. mechanical …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 mechanic */ — UK [mɪˈkænɪk] / US [məˈkænɪk] noun Word forms mechanic : singular mechanic plural mechanics 1) [countable] someone whose job is to repair vehicles and machines a car mechanic 2) mechanics [plural] the way in which something works or is done… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Mechanic — For other uses, see Mechanic (disambiguation). Mechanic at steam pump in electric power house, 1920 A mechanic is a craftsman or technician who uses tools to build or repair machinery. Many mechanics are specialized in a particular field such as… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 mechanic — [[t]mɪkæ̱nɪk[/t]] mechanics 1) N COUNT A mechanic is someone whose job is to repair and maintain machines and engines, especially car engines. If you smell something unusual (gas fumes or burning, for instance), take the car to your mechanic...… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 mechanic — noun A skilled worker capable of building or repairing machinery. A mechanic can be compared to a technician, the distinction being that the technician is stronger in theory, the mechanic stronger in hands on experience. See Also: mechanical …

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  • 15 mechanic — n. an automobile (AE), motorcar (BE); master mechanic * * * [mɪ kænɪk] master mechanic an automobile (AE) . motorcar (BE) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 mechanic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mechanician, repairman, serviceman. See agency. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. machinist, skilled workman, technician, repairman, grease monkey*; see also worker . Kinds of mechanics include: auto mechanic,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 mechanic — me|chan|ic [ mə kænık ] noun * 1. ) count someone whose job is to repair vehicles and machines: an airplane/auto mechanic 2. ) mechanics plural mechanic of the way in which something works or is done: the mechanics of investigative reporting 3. ) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 mechanic — /məˈkænɪk / (say muh kanik) noun 1. someone who repairs machinery, motor vehicles, etc.: a lift mechanic; a motor mechanic. 2. a skilled worker with tools or machines. {Middle English, from Latin mēchanicus, from Greek mēchanikos of machines} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 mechanic — /meuh kan ik/, n. 1. a person who repairs and maintains machinery, motors, etc.: an automobile mechanic. 2. a worker who is skilled in the use of tools, machines, equipment, etc. 3. Slang. a person skilled in the dishonest handling of cards, dice …

    Universalium

  • 20 mechanic — me|chan|ic [mıˈkænık] n 1.) someone who is skilled at repairing motor vehicles and machinery ▪ a garage mechanic 2.) the mechanics of (doing) sth the way in which something works or is done ▪ The mechanics of the process are quite complex. 3.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English