Associations to the word «Engine»


ENGINE, noun. (obsolete) Ingenuity; cunning, trickery, guile. [13th-17th c.]
ENGINE, noun. (obsolete) The result of cunning; something ingenious, a contrivance; (in negative senses) a plot, a scheme. [13th-18th c.]
ENGINE, noun. (obsolete) Natural talent; genius. [14th-17th c.]
ENGINE, noun. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
ENGINE, noun. A large construction used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult etc. [from 14th c.]
ENGINE, noun. (now archaic) A tool; a utensil or implement. [from 14th c.]
ENGINE, noun. A complex mechanical device which converts energy into useful motion or physical effects. [from 16th c.]
ENGINE, noun. A person or group of people which influence a larger group; a driving force. [from 16th c.]
ENGINE, noun. The part of a car or other vehicle which provides the force for motion, now especially one powered by internal combustion. [from 19th c.]
ENGINE, noun. A self-powered vehicle, especially a locomotive, used for pulling cars along a track. [from 19th c.]
ENGINE, noun. (computing) A software or hardware system responsible for a specific technical task (usually with qualifying word). [from 20th c.]
ENGINE, verb. (obsolete) To assault with an engine.
ENGINE, verb. (dated) To equip with an engine; said especially of steam vessels.
ENGINE, verb. (obsolete) To rack; to torture.
ENGINE BLOCK, noun. The metal casting that contains the piston cylinders of an engine
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT, noun. The total volume of air/fuel mixture an engine can draw in during one complete engine cycle.
ENGINE DRIVER, noun. (British) (dated) The person who drives the engine of a train.
ENGINE DRIVERS, noun. Plural of engine driver
ENGINE GENERATOR, noun. A generator having its revolving part carried on the shaft of the driving engine.
ENGINE GENERATORS, noun. Plural of engine generator
ENGINE LATHE, noun. A turning lathe in which the cutting tool has an automatic feed; used chiefly for turning and boring metals, cutting screws, etc.
ENGINE OIL, noun. Another name for motor oil.
ENGINE OILS, noun. Plural of engine oil
ENGINE ROOM, noun. A compartment on a ship in which the engine machinery is located.
ENGINE ROOM, noun. (idiomatic) The source of power in a team or other group.
ENGINE ROOMS, noun. Plural of engine room
ENGINE TROUBLE, noun. Problem or problems occurring with an engine or motor, especially with that of a motor car
ENGINE TROUBLES, noun. Plural of engine trouble

Dictionary definition

ENGINE, noun. Motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.
ENGINE, noun. Something used to achieve a purpose; "an engine of change".
ENGINE, noun. A wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks.
ENGINE, noun. An instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war".

Wise words

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