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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.

Engine Quotations

Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let's all go exploring.
Edith Widder

Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
Nikola Tesla

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Elvis Presley

And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Mitt Romney

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
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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
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