NounEngine (plural Engines)
- (engineering) A device to convert energy into useful mechanical motion, especially heat energy
- A powered locomotive used for pulling cars on railways.
- A person or group of people which influence a larger group.
- (informal) the brain or heart.
- (computing) A software system, not a complete program, responsible for a technical task (as in layout engine, physics engine).
- (obsolete) Cunning, trickery.
- (obsolete) The result of cunning; a plot, a scheme.
Adjectives for Engine
locomotive; palpitating; lifeless; mutilated; cruel; deadlier; mysterious; inanimate; atmospheric; fettered; awesome; devilish; asthmatic; rotary; monstrous; phenomenal; ubiquitous.
Verbs for Engine
coal—; cool—; develop—; devise—; fuel—; lubricate—; muffle—; oil—; pilot—; repair—; —backfires; —batters; —buzzes; — chugs; —clatters; —coughs; —dies; — drives; —drones; —racks; —recoils; — roars; —snarls; —sputters; —throbs; — transforms; —utilizes; —wavers.
aeromotor, air engine, alembic, anvil, apparatus, appliance, arc-jet engine, axial-flow turbojet, beam engine, bearings, blowing engine, boiler, caldron, cam, cam engine, camshaft, capacitor motor, commutator motor, compensated motor, compound motor, condensing engine, connecting rod, convenience, crankcase, crankshaft, crucible, cylinder, cylinder head, diagonal engine, differential, direct-acting engine, donkey engine, drive, dynamo, dynamotor, electric motor, enginery, facility, fire engine, fixture, flywheel, gas jet, gas turbine engine, gearbox, gears, generator, hot-air engine, hydraulic engine, hydro-jet, impulse duct engine, inverted engine, ion engine, ion rocket, jet, lathe, locomotive, machine, machinery, mechanical aid, mechanical device, mechanism, melting pot, mortar, motive power, motor, outboard motor, pancake engine, piston, piston engine, piston rod, piston-valve engine, plasma engine, portable engine, power plant, power source, propeller-jet engine, propjet, pulse-jet engine, pumping engine, radial engine, ramjet, ramjet engine, reciprocating engine, refrigerating engine, resojet engine, retort, rocket engine, rocket motor, rotary engine, rotary-piston engine, rotor motor, servomotor, shunt motor, steam engine, supercharged engine, synchronous motor, test tube, three-phase motor, traction engine, transducer, transformer, transmission, turbine, turbojet, turbojet engine, turboprop, utility, variable-speed motor, vernier engine, vertical engine
From Middle English engin < Old French engin (“skill", "cleverness", "war machine”) < Latin ingenium (“innate or natural quality, nature, genius, a genious, an invention, in Late Latin a war-engine, battering-ram”) < ingenitum, past participle of ingignere (“to instil by birth, implant, produce in”); see ingenious. Engine originally meant 'ingenuity, cunning' which eventually developed into meaning 'the product of ingenuity, a plot or snare' and 'tool, weapon'.