1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction. [Obs.]
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. Also, a technician who maintains or repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.
An art quite lost with our mechanics. --Sir T. Browne.
1. 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. “These mechanic philosophers.”
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. [Obs.]
adj : resembling the action of a machine; "from blank to blank a
threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson
n 1: a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools [syn: machinist,
2: someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining
automobiles [syn: automobile mechanic, auto-mechanic,
car-mechanic, grease monkey]