mech

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See also: mech., Mech, Mech., and měch

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Noun[edit]

mech (countable and uncountable, plural mechs)

  1. (science fiction) A large piloted combat robot.
  2. (science fiction) A robot.
    Synonym: robot
    Hyponyms: android, mechanoid
    • 1999, Analog Science Fiction & Fact - Volume 119, page 55:
      But I reprogrammed the recognition codes, and they won't treat him as Roubor Transic, nor will they obey any order he gives them. He's Mr. X to the mechs, a casual human to be taken care of just as well as possible, but never, never released.
    • 2001, Robert I. Katz, Edward Maret: A Novel of the Future, page 100:
      He particularly liked the box full of "companions," small, hand-held mechs with advanced AI functions, programmed as individual advice and information systems.
    • 2006, Lou Anders, Futureshocks, page 75:
      She grew up in Lower Manhattan, suffering the impeccably programmed attentions of the nanny mechs that did the work her mother and father couldn't be bothered with.
    • 2019, Ron S. Nolan, Met Chron New-Humans:
      After a round of hugs and kisses, they headed to the lounge where Genie met them at the door and escorted them to the new VIP section followed by a mech that took their drink orders.
  3. Abbreviation of mechanic.
    • 1979, Daved V. Arel, “Switchitis”, in Mech, page 6:
      Yes, Switchitis. It's a highly contagious disease which can affect all propeller mechs. This disease can be costly, but usually not to the mechs. They're just the carriers. The people most affected by this disease are the flightcrews – those fearless adventurers who go flying around in machines that you mechs have worked on.
  4. Abbreviation of mechanics.

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Adjective[edit]

mech

  1. Abbreviation of mechanical.
  2. Abbreviation of mechanized.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mъxъ.

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Noun[edit]

mech m inan

  1. moss

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Further reading[edit]

  • mech in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • mech in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Lower Sorbian[edit]

mech

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mъxъ.

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mech m

  1. moss (plants of the division Bryophyta)

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Further reading[edit]

  • mech in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag
  • mech in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mich, from Old High German mih.

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Pronoun[edit]

mech

  1. first-person singular, accusative: me
    Kënnt Dir mech verstoen? — Can you understand me?
  2. first-person singular, reflexive: myself
    Ech hu mech blesséiert — I have hurt myself

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mъxъ

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛx/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mech m inan (diminutive meszek)

  1. moss

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Further reading[edit]

  • mech in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mech in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

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mech m (genitive singular mecha, nominative plural mechy, genitive plural mechov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. bag
  2. bellows

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Further reading[edit]

  • mech in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Yurok[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Algic *mehše (fire).

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Noun[edit]

mech

  1. fire