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#EngVocab: Other ways to say ‘Machine’

So do fellas remember the #EngGame #EngVocab we did on daily Use Machine? Link: https://englishtips4u.com/2013/10/22/engvocab-enggame-daily-use-machines/ …

Today I am going to share more #EngVocab on machines :)

As posted in the Macmillan Dictionary blog, there are several words synonym to the word machine that we can use in daily basis and admin thinks that few of them were used much often due to the technology development that existed today

Here are the 8 other ways of saying the word “machine” according to the Macmillan Dictionary:

  1. Device: such as a computer keyboard is an input DEVICE so it’s “a small machine that has been designed to do something specific”

  2. Appliance: remember the ricecooker?Toaster? They are part of APPLIANCE which is “a machine that has a practical use in the home”

  3. Gadget: I am sure no one is unfamiliar with this word nowadays. Your smartphone? Or tablet? Well a gadget is… “a small machine that does something useful, or” it could be the opposite as it “is designed to do something useful but is in fact useless or unnecessary”. Woaw…anyone can think of a useless gadget?

  4. Tool: can be motoric and manual things such as a drill, hammer and screwdriver. Tool is “an instrument that you hold in your hand to do something physical”

  5. Equipment: quite a general one but of course it is a machine after all. Equipments are “things that you use for doing a particular job or for a particular purpose: play/kitchen/diving/climbing equipment”

  6. Implement: pen? Pencils? Scissors? They also can be an IMPLEMENT which is “a specially shaped object that you use for doing something specific”

  7. Contraption: this one I never heard of, it’s “a machine that is very complicated and looks rather strange”

  8. Mechanism: it is “a part of a machine that does something specific, especially something that involves opening or closing” Such as the mechanism of a door, lift and so on. ” I tried to open it but the mechanism had jammed” for example

Are they hard words to learn or easy peasy for you? :) gampang atau susah kata2 tersebut?

@nndmulya: I’m not using ’em on daily ._.” I said you can use it, not that you have to use it and it is fine if you don’t use it daily :)

@MauLyzha: The information is really good, it will make my eng better. Thanks

@IndahSyftr: I never use some of those words haha”

@hentytvc: contraption is new. Implement is bit weird for pen and pencil?”

@straycatrenate: actually I’m familiar to those words, I just don’t realize that they are family (related) to machine :D”

Thank you for your attention fellas!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on October 30, 2013

Source: http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/language-tip-of-the-week-machine

#EngVocab #EngGame: Daily Use Machines

Hi there on the last Monday of September 2013! Wow tomorrow is October 2013, time just flies doesn’t it? What do you think, fellas?

For those graduating today and soon we want to say our congratulations to you all :)

Yes…that too unfortunately :( RT @RihlahEva: october is the time to mid test huhu

Anyone ready for a fun session this evening? :)

So…it is a very advanced technology era these days, so we all at some point used a machine, am I right?

Firstly, try to guess these next 5 machines :) Will RT the first right answers!


Q1. Machine no. 1


Q2. Machine no. 2

A young Japanese lady using a drink vending machine.

Q3. Machine no. 3


Q4. Machine no. 4


Q5. Machine no. 5


Hint: they usually all end with the word machine :) will post your answers soon!

Right, I got the first five answers already :) Here they are!


A1. @AditDisatama: Automated teller machine

A2. @imaaNoona: vending machine

A3. @tionovita: Fotocopy

A4. @auliaamnaa: sewing machine

A5. @Adhit_Android: coffee/espresso machine

Yay you have all done great! :D

So those were the machines that I know on the top of my head, are there other machines than those I have shared?

If so, care to mention what they are? Let’s share some new #EngVocab on machines! :D

B1. @AditDisatama: Time machine, the first thing across on my mind. <- nice one :) Any other daily life used machines you can think of?

B2. @esaeri19: Washing machines! <- O yea that’s another one :)


B3. @imaaNoona: dishwasher? <- Yap :) Anyone else?


B4. @esaeri19: vacuum cleaner. <- Yap could be


B5. @RihlahEva: ricecooker


B6. @RihlahEva: toaster


I shall end this #EngVocab and #EngGame session for today :) Thank you for your participation fellas! I hope you had fun :)

Pictures source: google.com image search

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on September 30, 2013