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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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: locomotief(nl)m
  • French: moteur(fr)m
  • German: Motor(de)m
  • Italian: motore(it)m
  • Spanish: locomotora(es)m
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'.


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