1. Noun.  A mechanical or electrical device that performs or assists in the performance of human tasks, whether physical or computational, laborious or for entertainment.
  2. Noun.  (archaic) A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
  3. Noun.  (context, telephony) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
  4. Noun.  (context, computing) A computer.
  5. Noun.  (context, figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
  6. Noun.  Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization.
  7. Noun.  penis.
  8. Verb.  to make by machinery.
  9. Verb.  to shape or finish by machinery.

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