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engine  (ˈɛndʒɪn

Definitions

noun

  1. any machine designed to convert energy, esp heat energy, into mechanical work   ⇒ a steam engine,   ⇒ a petrol engine
    1. a railway locomotive
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ the engine cab
  2. (military) any of various pieces of equipment formerly used in warfare, such as a battering ram or gun
  3. (obsolete) any instrument or device   ⇒ engines of torture

Word Origin

C13: from Old French engin, from Latin ingenium nature, talent, ingenious contrivance, from in-2 + -genium, related to gignere to beget, produce

Translations for 'engine'

  • British English: engine An engine is a machine that makes things like cars and planes move.ˈɛndʒɪn NOUNmachine
  • Arabic: مُحَرِّك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: motor
  • Chinese: 发动机
  • Croatian: motor
  • Czech: motor
  • Danish: motor
  • Dutch: motorin auto
  • European Spanish: motormáquina
  • Finnish: moottori
  • French: moteur
  • German: Maschine
  • Greek: μηχανή
  • Italian: motore
  • Japanese: エンジン
  • Korean: 엔진
  • Norwegian: motor
  • Polish: silnik
  • Portuguese: motor
  • Romanian: motor motoare
  • Russian: двигатель
  • Spanish: motor
  • Swedish: motor
  • Thai: เครื่องยนต์
  • Turkish: motor
  • Ukrainian: двигун
  • Vietnamese: động cơ
  • British English: engineˈɛndʒɪn An engine is the front part of a train that pulls it along. NOUNtrain
  • Arabic: مُحَرِّك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: motor
  • Chinese: 火车头
  • Croatian: lokomotiva
  • Czech: lokomotiva
  • Danish: lokomotiv
  • Dutch: locomotief
  • European Spanish: locomotora
  • Finnish: veturi
  • French: locomotive
  • German: Lokomotive
  • Greek: μηχανή
  • Italian: motore
  • Japanese: 機関車
  • Korean: 엔진
  • Norwegian: motor
  • Polish: lokomotywa
  • Portuguese: motor
  • Romanian: locomotivă locomotive
  • Russian: локомотив
  • Spanish: motor
  • Swedish: motor
  • Thai: หัวรถจักร
  • Turkish: motor
  • Ukrainian: паровоз
  • Vietnamese: động cơ

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