- 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 Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (mÄ“khanikos, “pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive"), from Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î® (mÄ“khanÄ“, “a machine, contrivance"); see machine.