Etymology: (commonscat, Engines), from engin, which is from 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'.
- A mechanical device used to produce rotation to move vehicle or otherwise provide the force needed to generate kinetic energy.
- A powered locomotive used for pulling cars on railways.
- A person or group of people which influence a larger group.
- informal: the brain or heart.
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