Machinator Mach"i*na`tor, n. [L.] One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer. --Glanvill. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • machinator — (n.) 1610s, from L. machinator, agent noun from pp. stem of machinari design, contrive, plot (see MACHINE (Cf. machine) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • machinator — index conspirator, copartner (coconspirator) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • MACHINATOR — epitheton Iovis, quem Phoenices vocabant Δία μίχιον, intelligentes Vulcanum, Euseb. Praepar. Euang. l. 4. c. 10. Bochart. vertit πυριτεχνίτην, Phoenic. l. 2. c. 1 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Machinator — Ma|chi|na|tor der; en, ...oren <aus gleichbed. lat. machinator> (veraltet) svw. ↑Intrigant …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • machinator — noun see machinate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • machinator — See machinate. * * * …   Universalium

  • machinator — noun One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer …   Wiktionary

  • machinator — Synonyms and related words: Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Judas, Judas Iscariot, Machiavellian, Quisling, archtraitor, behind the scenes operator, betrayer, calculator, cockatrice, coconspirator, conniver, conspirator, conspirer, counterplotter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • machinator — mach·i·na·tor || mækɪneɪtÉ™(r) n. one who machinates, one who plots or schemes, one who conspires …   English contemporary dictionary

  • machinator — n schemer, plotter, conspirator, intriguer, contriver; deviser, planner, strategist; manipulator, Sl. wheeler dealer, Inf. finagler, Inf. wangler …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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