Definition of Mechanic

1. Noun. A craftsman skilled in operating machine tools.

Exact synonyms: Machinist, Shop Mechanic
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman
Derivative terms: Machine, Machine, Machine, Machine



2. Adjective. Resembling the action of a machine. "From blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"
Similar to: Mechanical

3. Noun. Someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles.

Definition of Mechanic

1. n. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.

2. a. Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts.

Definition of Mechanic

1. Adjective. (synonym of mechanical) ¹

2. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mechanic

1. a person who works with machines [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mechanic

1. 1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction. 2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc, into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments. "An art quite lost with our mechanics." (Sir T. Browne) Origin: F. Mecanique mechanics. See Mechanic. 1. Having to do woth the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts. "These mechanic philosophers." "Mechanic slaves, With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers." (Shak) 2. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar. "To make a god, a hero, or a king Descend to a mechanic dialect." (Roscommon) "Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool." (Thomson) 3. Base. Origin: F. Mecanique, L. Mechanicus, Gr, fr. A machine. See Machine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mechanic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Subsequently John Richardson, who built the lighter or barge, foreclosed a mechanic's lien thereon against JL Douglas, and had the property levied on and ..."

2. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1899)
"Status of Students of School of mechanic Arts with reference to admission to Alumni Association For a number of years the question of admitting the students ..."

3. A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century: Part the First in Three by Samuel Miller (1805)
"1 HE progress of civilised man in the mechanic arts, during the last hundred years, has been astonishingly great. To attempt a review, in detail, ..."

4. The Law of Homestead and Exemptions by John H. Smyth (1875)
"Tools of a mechanic—Trade.—The implements of a debtor's trade, which are exempt from seizure and sale, are the tools of a mechanic used in carrying on his ..."

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