Machinate means: To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
Machination means: The act of machinating.
Machination means: That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
Machinator means: One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.
Machine means: In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mechanical elements, as wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their supports and connecting framework, calculated to constitute a prime mover, or to receive force and motion from a prime mover or from another machine, and transmit, modify, and apply them to the production of some desired mechanical effect or work, as weaving by a loom, or the excitation of electricity by an electrical machine.
Machine means: Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle.
Machine means: A person who acts mechanically or at will of another.
Machine means: A combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.
Machine means: A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends.
Machine means: Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
Zoster means: Shingles.
Zoroastrism means: Same as Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism means: The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
Zoroastrian means: A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrian means: Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
Zorilla means: Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
Zoril means: Same as Zorilla.
Zopilote means: The urubu, or American black vulture.
Zope means: A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
Zoozoo means: The wood pigeon.
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