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Meaning & Definition of Engine in English

English

Engine

/ɛnʤən/

noun

1. Motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

    synonym:
  • engine

2. Something used to achieve a purpose

  • "An engine of change"
    synonym:
  • engine

3. A wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

    synonym:
  • locomotive
  • ,
  • engine
  • ,
  • locomotive engine
  • ,
  • railway locomotive

4. An instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.

  • "Medieval engines of war"
    synonym:
  • engine

Examples of using

The engine works well.
Tom stopped the car and turned off the engine.
The car's engine broke down on the way.