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  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

poor; a smiter

Naves Topical Index

A Gadite.
Numbers 13:15

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(decrease), the father of Geuel the Gadite, who went with Caleb and Joshua to spy out the land of Canaan. (Numbers 13:15)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHIAVE'LIAN, adjective [from Machiavel, an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the republic of Florence.]

Pertaining to Machiavel, or denoting his principles; politically cunning; crafty; cunning in political management.

MACHIAVE'LIAN, noun One who adopts the principles of Machiavel.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'IAVELISM, noun The principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political cunning and artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHICOLA'TION, noun In old castles, the pouring of hot substances through apertures in the upper part of the gate assailants; or the apertures themselves.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INAL, adjective [See Machine.] Pertaining to machines.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INATE, verb transitive [Latin machinor.]

To plan; to contrive; to form a scheme.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INATED, participle passive Planned; contrived.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INATING, participle present tense Contriving; scheming.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHINA'TION, noun The act of planning or contriving a scheme for executing some purpose, particularly an evil purpose; an artful design formed with deliberation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INATOR, noun One that forms a scheme, or who plots with evil designs.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHINE, noun [Latin machina.] An artificial work, simple or complicated, that serves to apply or regulate moving power, or to produce motion, so as to save time or force. The simple machines are the six mechanical powers, viz.; the lever, the pulley, the axis and wheel, the wedge, the screw, and the inclined plane. Complicated machines are such as combine two or more of these powers for the production of motion or force.

1. An engine; an instrument of force.

With inward arms the dire machine they load.

2. Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced into a poem to perform some exploit.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHINERY, noun A complicated work, or combination of mechanical powers in a work, designed to increase, regulate or apply motion and force; as the machinery of a watch or other chronometer.

1. Machines in general. The machinery of a cotton-mill is often moved by a single wheel.

2. In epic and dramatic poetry, superhuman beings introduced by the poet to solve difficulty, or perform some exploit which exceeds human power; or the word may signify the agency of such beings, as supposed deities, angels, demons and the like.

Nee Deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus Incidit.

A deity is not to be introduced, unless a difficulty occurs that requires the intervention of a god.

The machinery of Milton's Paradise Lost, consists of numerous superhuman personages. Pope's Rape of the Lock is rendered very interesting by the machinery of sylphs.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACHINING, adjective Denoting the machinery of a poem. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MACH'INIST, noun A constructor of machines and engines, or one well versed in the principles of machines.

Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. Manasseh's oldest son (Joshua 17:1), or probably his only son (see 1 Chronicles 7:14, 15; comp. Numbers 26:29-33; Joshua 13:31). His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead (Numbers 26:29). They settled in land taken from the Amorites (Numbers 32:39, 40; Deuteronomy 3:15) by a special enactment (Numbers 36:1-3; Joshua 17:3, 4). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan (Judges 5:14).

2. A descendant of the preceding, residing at Lo-debar, where he maintained Jonathan's son Mephibosheth till he was taken under the care of David (2 Samuel 9:4), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (17:27).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

selling; knowing

Naves Topical Index

1. One of the sons of Manasseh:

General references
Genesis 50:23

Father of the Machirites
Numbers 26:29; Numbers 36:1

The land of Gilead allotted to
Numbers 32:39-40; Deuteronomy 3:15; Joshua 13:31

Certain cities of Bashan given to
Joshua 13:31; Joshua 17:1

2. A man of Lo-Debar who took care of Jonathan's lame son, Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 9:4-5; 2 Samuel 17:27

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The eldest son, (Joshua 17:1) of the patriarch Manasseh by an Aramite or Syrian concubine. (1 Chronicles 7:14) At the time of the conquest the family of Machir had become very powerful, and a large part of the country on the east of Jordan was subdued by them. (Numbers 32:39; 3:15)
  2. The son of Ammiel, a powerful sheikh of one of the transjordanic tribes, who rendered essential service to the cause of Saul and of David successively. (2 Samuel 9:4,5; 17:27-29)

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Machirites, the

the descendants of Machir the father of Gilead. (Numbers 26:29)