- The definition of a mechanic is a person who makes, operates or repairs machines.
An example of a mechanic is the person who repairs your car.
A mechanic checks the engine of a car.
Origin of mechanicClassical Latin mechanicus ; from Classical Greek mēchanikos ; from mēchanē, machine
- a worker skilled in using tools or in making, operating, and repairing machines
- Archaic a manual laborer
Origin of mechanicFrom Middle English, mechanical, from Old French mecanique, from Latin mēchanicus, from Greek mēkhanikos, from mēkhanē, machine, device; see magh- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English mechanike (“mechanic art”), from Old French mecanique, from Latin mechanicus (“of or belonging to machines or mechanics, inventive”), from Ancient Greek μηχανικός (mēkhanikos, “pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive”), from μηχανή (mēkhanē, “a machine, contrivance”); see machine.