Robot vs Geezer - What's the difference?

robot | geezer |


As nouns the difference between robot and geezer

is that robot is while geezer is (informal|chiefly|british|dated in us) a male person.

robot

English

(wikipedia robot)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks, especially one which can be programmed.
  • * 2010 , Tim Webb, The Guardian , 16 May 2010:
  • It's painfully slow and complex work which has never been attempted before in these conditions: the small box-shaped robots , equipped with two claws, are operating in almost freezing water 5,000ft below the surface, in pitch black and strong currents.
  • (chiefly, science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.
  • * 2010 , Tom Chivers and Iain McDiarmid, The Telegraph , 26 Jan 2010:
  • The robots in Dick's novel, loosely adapted by Ridley Scott into the film Blade Runner, were so similar to humans that when they went rogue, trained bounty hunters were called in to perform psychological tests to see whether suspected androids lacked human empathy.
  • (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
  • * Murray N. Rothbard, Making Economic Sense (page xiv)
  • Yet surely he was a humorless robot of a man, spewing forth lonely and bitter critiques of all those lesser mortals with whom he could not identify.
  • (South Africa) A traffic light (from earlier robot policeman ).
  • (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
  • A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot
  • Synonyms

    * See

    Hypernyms

    * automaton

    Hyponyms

    * android

    Derived terms

    * bot * -bot * robotic * robotics * robo-

    See also

    * artificial intelligence * computer * cyborg * domotics * pedipulator * robot revolution South African English English terms derived from fiction ----

    geezer

    English

    (wikipedia geezer)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, chiefly, British, dated in US) A male person.
  • * 1922 , , Right Ho, Jeeves , ch. 19:
  • You are a silly young geezer .
  • (UK, slang) Informal address to a male.
  • :Hi geezer , you alright?
  • (informal, chiefly, US, sometimes, mildly, derogatory) An old person, usually a male, typically a cranky old man.
  • * 2000 , Moira McDonald, " Outtakes," Seattle Times , 25 Aug. (retrieved 6 Sep. 2008):
  • The technical term for a female geezer is "old broad," but this is irrelevant, as nobody in Hollywood makes films about women over 55.
  • * 2014 , The Geezer Gallery, "[http://www.geezergallery.com/content/why-geezer]," (retrieved 31 Jan 2014):
  • Why Geezer? Why would a fine arts gallery choose a name that conjures images of a grumpy old guy sitting on the front porch hollering, “get off my lawn”?
  • (British) A device for boiling water for such domestic uses as heating or washing; a boiler. The normal spelling is water (geyser).
  • Derived terms

    * geeze * geezery