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1. engine

noun. ['ˈɛndʒən, ˈɪndʒən'] motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.

Synonyms

  • motor
  • donkey engine
  • power train
  • heat engine
  • gear
  • aircraft engine
  • geartrain
  • reaction-propulsion engine
  • generator
  • reaction engine
  • train
  • automobile engine
  • auxiliary engine
  • camshaft

Antonyms

  • walk
  • big
  • large
  • unattractive

Etymology

  • engin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • engin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word engine


1. Noun, singular or mass
Thread the screws in until they make contact with the gas engine adapter plate or the electric motor.

Quotes containing the word engine


1. There's got to be something you want to tell and that's the engine which spurs all of the work you have to do in order to create the story, but you have to love some sort of nugget of what you're telling to be a filmmaker.
- Bradley Cooper

2. Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing.
- Edward Herrmann

3. Did he just rip out the engine?"I asked."Yes", Saiman said. "And now he is demolishing the Maserati with it."Ten seconds later Curran hurled the twisted wreck of black and orange that used to be the Maserati into the wall.The first melodic notes of an old song came from the computer. I glanced at Saiman.He shrugged. "It begged for a soundtrack.
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

2. engine

noun. ['ˈɛndʒən, ˈɪndʒən'] something used to achieve a purpose.

Synonyms

  • causal agency
  • cause

Etymology

  • engin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • engin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. engine

noun. ['ˈɛndʒən, ˈɪndʒən'] a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks.

Synonyms

  • fender
  • train
  • cowcatcher
  • self-propelled vehicle
  • buffer
  • traction engine
  • choo-choo
  • pilot
  • tank engine
  • locomotive
  • switch engine
  • pilot engine
  • locomotive engine
  • tank locomotive
  • iron horse
  • railway locomotive
  • diesel locomotive
  • footplate
  • electric locomotive
  • steam locomotive
  • donkey engine
  • dinkey
  • shunter
  • dinky

Etymology

  • engin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • engin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. engine

noun. ['ˈɛndʒən, ˈɪndʒən'] an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc..

Synonyms

  • instrument
  • catapult
  • bricole
  • onager
  • trebucket
  • mangonel
  • battering ram
  • ballista
  • arbalist
  • arbalest

Antonyms

  • afferent
  • noncausative
  • rotor
  • stator

Etymology

  • engin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • engin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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