- Machi used once.
- Bible Reference: Numbers 13:15
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H4352 Used 1 time
poor; a smiter
(decrease), the father of Geuel the Gadite, who went with Caleb and Joshua to spy out the land of Canaan. (Numbers 13:15)
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.
MACH'IAVELISM, noun The principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political cunning and artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.
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.
MACH'INAL, adjective [See Machine.] Pertaining to machines.
MACH'INATE, verb transitive [Latin machinor.]
To plan; to contrive; to form a scheme.
MACH'INATED, participle passive Planned; contrived.
MACH'INATING, participle present tense Contriving; scheming.
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.
MACH'INATOR, noun One that forms a scheme, or who plots with evil designs.
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.
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.
MACHINING, adjective Denoting the machinery of a poem. [Not used.]
MACH'INIST, noun A constructor of machines and engines, or one well versed in the principles of machines.
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).
1. One of the sons of Manasseh:
- 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)
- 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)
the descendants of Machir the father of Gilead. (Numbers 26:29)