Complete Definition of "engine"

Image:Mercedes V6 DTM Rennmotor 1996.jpg|thumb|An automobile engine.
English

Etymology
commonscat|Engines
ME., from OF. engin, which is from L. ingenium meaning 'talent, device'. Ingenium is derived from in- meaning 'in' and gignere meaning 'beget'. Engine originally meant 'ingenuity,cunning' which eventually developed into meaning 'the product of ingenuity, a plot or snare' and 'tool, weapon'.

Pronunciation
wikipedia
w:IPA_chart_for_English|IPA: /'Én.dÊin/, w:SAMPA/English|SAMPA: /"En.dZIn/.
audio|en-us-engine.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
Image:Miniature Railway.JPG|thumb|Miniature train engine
en-noun

  1. A mechanical device used to produce rotation to move vehicle or otherwise provide the force needed to generate kinetic energy.
  2. A powered locomotive used for pulling cars on railways.
  3. A person or group of people which influence a larger group.
  4. informal: the brain or heart.

Derived terms
steam engine
engine driver
fire engine
jet engine
engine trouble

Translations
trans-top|mechanical device
Bosnian: t-|bs|motor|m
Croatian: t-|hr|motor|m
Czech: t-|cs|motor|m
Dutch: t+|nl|motor|m, t+|nl|aandrijving|f
Finnish: t+|fi|moottori
French: t+|fr|moteur|m
Galician: t-|gl|motor|xs=Galician m
German: t-|de|Motor|m, t+|de|Triebwerk|n
Interlingua: motor
Italian: t+|it|motore|m
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Latvian: dzinÄjs m, motors m
Norwegian: t-|no|motor|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|motor|m
Romanian: t+|ro|motor|n
Russian: t+|ru|двигаÑелÑ|m|sc=Cyrl
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|motor|m
Spanish: t+|es|motor|f
Swedish: t+|sv|motor|n
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trans-top|locomotive
Czech: t+|cs|lokomotiva|f
Dutch: t+|nl|locomotief|m
Finnish: t+|fi|veturi
French: t+|fr|locomotive|f
Galician: t-|gl|locomotora|xs=Galician f
German: t+|de|Lokomotive|f, t+|de|Lok|f
Interlingua: locomotiva
Italian: t+|it|motrice|f, t-|it|locomotiva|f
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|locomotiva|f
Romanian: t+|ro|motor|n
Slovene: t+|sl|lokomotiva|f
Spanish: t-|es|locomotora|m
Swedish: lok c, lokomotiv c
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trans-top|influential group
French: t+|fr|moteur|m
German: t-|de|Motor|m
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|motore|m
Swedish: t+|sv|motor|n
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trans-top|brain or heart
French: t+|fr|moteur|m
trans-mid
Latvian: t-|lv|motors|m|xs=Latvian
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ttbc|Indonesian: mesin
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