An example of a mechanic is the person who repairs your car.
Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.
Other Word Forms
Origin of mechanic
- From Middle English mechanical from Old French mecanique from Latin mēchanicus from Greek mēkhanikos from mēkhanē machine, device magh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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 (mÄ“khanikos, “pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive"), from μηχανή (mÄ“khanÄ“, “a machine, contrivance"); see machine.