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Definition of Engine


  1. (Pronounced, in this sense, ////.) Natural capacity; ability; skill.
  2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
  3. Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
  4. A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.
  5. To assault with an engine.
  6. To equip with an engine; -- said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.
  7. (Pronounced, in this sense, /////.) To rack; to torture.
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Engine Translations

engine in Afrikaans is masjien
engine in Danish is lokomotiv
engine in Dutch is locomotief
engine in Finnish is kone, veturi, moottori
engine in German is Motor, Triebwerk, Lokomotive, Maschine, Maschine
engine in Italian is locomotiva, ordigno, motore, gruppo motore
engine in Norwegian is maskin, motor
engine in Portuguese is motor, locomotiva
engine in Swedish is maskin, lokomotiv, motor