Definitions of engine

  1. To assault with an engine. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To equip with an engine; - said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. (Pronounced, in this sense) To rack; to torture. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To torture; to rack; to provide with a steam-engine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine used to draw trains along railway tracks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. (Pronounced, in this sense) Natural capacity; ability; skill. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An apparatus for converting physical force, as heat, into mechanical power; a skilful mechanical contrivance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A complex and powerful machine, esp. a prime mover, a military machine: anything used to effect a purpose. In mech. any mechanical instrument of complicated parts, which concur in producing an intended effect: a machine for applying any of the mechanical or physical powers to effect a particular purpose: esp. a machine for applying steam to propel vessels, railway trains, etc.: a steam-engine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A machine; something used to effect a purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A machine by which power, as of steam, is applied to the doing of work; any powerful mechanism or instrumentality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A machine composed of different parts, and intended to produce some effect by help of the mechanical powers, as a pump, a windlass, a capstan, a fire-engine, a steam-engine, &c.; a steam-engine specially; anything used to effect a purpose; a means; instrument; tool. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Any mechanical contrivance; a machine composed of many or different parts in order to produce a certain result; any combination of the mechanical powers for producing an effect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for engine

  1. Half were in the car in front of the engine half in that behind. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  2. Since I found you looking into the engine room? – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins