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  1. (past of, elevate)
engine Tweet Definition of engine Like Definition of engine on Facebook
  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.
engineer Tweet Definition of engineer Like Definition of engineer on Facebook
  1. A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
  2. A person who, given a problem and a specific set of goals and constraints, finds a technical solution to the problem that satisfies those goals within those constraints. The goals and constraints may be technical, social, or business related.
  3. (formerly) A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).
  1. (transitive) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
  2. (transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
  3. (transitive) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.
entrain Tweet Definition of entrain Like Definition of entrain on Facebook
  1. (poetic) To get into or board a train.
  2. (chemistry) To suspend small particles in the current of a fluid.
  3. (figurative) To encarriage, to conjoin, to link; as in a series of entities, elements, objects or processes.
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noun (uncountable)
  1. The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.
  • The of the fleet was hastened by De Witt. Hume.
    1. Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc.; for carrying on business); horse equipment; infantry equipment; naval equipment; laboratory equipment.
  • Armed and dight, In the of a knight. Longfellow.

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