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Definition of Locomotive


  1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
  2. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
  3. A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.

Locomotive Quotations

No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.
Orison Swett Marden

Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
John Moody

In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources.
Jan Egeland

I've been accused of being a shell designer - you start with a machine and enclose it. But in many cases, the shell is essential. A locomotive without a shell would be nonfunctional.
Raymond Loewy

Market timing, by the way, is a tag some buy-and-hold investors use to put down anything that involves using your brain. These are the same people who like to watch the locomotive coming and get run down in the name of discipline.
Jeremy Grantham
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Locomotive Translations

locomotive in Dutch is motorisch
locomotive in French is locomotive
locomotive in German is Lokomotive, bewegend
locomotive in Italian is locomotiva
locomotive in Norwegian is lokomotiv, bevegelses-
locomotive in Portuguese is locomotiva
locomotive in Spanish is locomotora
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