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Meaning of "engine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENGINE

From Old French engin, from Latin ingenium nature, talent, ingenious contrivance, from in-² + -genium, related to gignere to beget, produce.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENGINE

engine  [ˈɛndʒɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENGINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Engine is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENGINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

engine

Engine

An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion. Heat engines, including internal combustion engines and external combustion engines burn a fuel to create heat, which then creates motion. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion, pneumatic motors use compressed air and others—such as clockwork motors in wind-up toys—use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create motion.

Definition of engine in the English dictionary

The first definition of engine in the dictionary is any machine designed to convert energy, esp heat energy, into mechanical work. Other definition of engine is a railway locomotive. Engine is also any of various pieces of equipment formerly used in warfare, such as a battering ram or gun.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENGINE


algin
ˈældʒɪn
cyanogen
saɪˈænədʒɪn
djinn
dʒɪn
gaijin
ɡaɪˈdʒɪn
gin
dʒɪn
imagine
ɪˈmædʒɪn
jinn
dʒɪn
malengine
mælˈendʒɪn
margin
ˈmɑːdʒɪn
multiengine
ˌmʌltɪˈɛndʒɪn
origin
ˈɒrɪdʒɪn
pidgin
ˈpɪdʒɪn
pigeon
ˈpɪdʒɪn
Pugin
ˈpjuːdʒɪn
reimagine
ˌriːɪˈmædʒɪn
retroengine
ˈrɛtrəʊˌɛndʒɪn
spongin
ˈspʌndʒɪn
Tianjin
ˈtjɛnˈdʒɪn
virgin
ˈvɜːdʒɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENGINE

engild
engine block
engine driver
engine failure
engine house
engine pod
engine room
engine shed
engine trouble
engine unit
engineer
engineer officer
engineer´s chain
engineering
engineering consultant
engineering factory
engineering industries
engineering works
enginer
engineries

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENGINE

aero engine
aubergine
compression-ignition engine
diesel engine
external-combustion engine
fire engine
fuel injection engine
gas engine
heat engine
internal-combustion engine
jet engine
petrol engine
replacement engine
search engine
steam engine
steam-engine
Stirling engine
tank engine
traction engine
turbo engine
valve-in-head engine

Synonyms and antonyms of engine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENGINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «engine» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of engine

Translation of «engine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENGINE

Find out the translation of engine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of engine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «engine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发动机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

motor
570 millions of speakers

English

engine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इंजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَرِّك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

двигатель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

motor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইঞ্জিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Enjin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Maschine
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エンジン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엔진
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mesin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

động cơ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயந்திரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इंजिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

motor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

motore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

silnik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

двигун
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

motor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μηχανή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

enjin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

motor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of engine

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENGINE»

The term «engine» is very widely used and occupies the 1.783 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENGINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «engine» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «engine» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about engine

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENGINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word engine.
1
Jenny Agutter
The things that I've done that have totally been remembered, they've always started with the same kind of engine, they've always started with someone saying 'I have to make this film - I'm going to make this film whatever the odds'.
2
Monica Ali
I always try to create conflict and drama in my books; it's the engine of the novel.
3
Michael Bond
Every small boy wanted to be a steam engine driver when they grew up in the old days, including me. There's something very special about them - the noise, the smell, the steam coming out everywhere.
4
Sergey Brin
Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine.
5
Bill Bruford
And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.
6
Dana Brunetti
The cars haven't advanced that much since we were kids. When you boil it down, it's still a gas combustion engine.
7
Erik Brynjolfsson
Electricity is an example of a general purpose technology, like the steam engine before it. General purpose technologies drive most economic growth, because they unleash cascades of complementary innovations, like lightbulbs and, yes, factory redesign.
8
Neko Case
I know that I can sing really loud. It's like having that really big Evinrude engine on the back of your fishing boat. But I've been trying to be more dynamic with my voice, and not just singing on 10 all of the time out of terror.
9
James F. Cooper
It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
10
Ted Cruz
The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENGINE»

Discover the use of engine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to engine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Game Engine Architecture
This book covers both the theory and practice of game engine software development, bringing together complete coverage of a wide range of topics.
Jason Gregory, 2009
2
The Engine Builder's Handbook: A Complete Guide to ...
An illustrated guide to all types of engine building, the techniques and procedures in this book cover: machining, reconditioning short blocks, degreeing camshafts, engine assembly, measuring tools, cylinder heads, valvetrain assembly, and ...
Tom Monroe, 1996
3
Using Google App Engine
Build exciting, scalable web applications quickly and confidently using Google App Engine and this book, even if you have little or no experience in programming or web development.
Charles Severance, 2009
4
Engine Management: Advance Tuning
Explains how the EFI system determines engine operation and how the calibrator can change the controlling parameters to optimize engine performance taking engine-tuning techniques to the next level.
Greg Banish, 2007
5
Honda/Acura Engine Performance: How to Modify D, B and H ...
"Honda/Acura Engine Performance is a comprehensive guide to modifiying the D, B, and H series Honda and Acura engines."--Cover, p. 4.
Mike Kojima, 2002
6
Vehicular Engine Design
This book provides an introduction to the design and mechanical development of reciprocating piston engines for vehicular applications.
Kevin Hoag, 2007
7
Engine Testing: Theory and Practice
This book brings together the large and scattered body of information on the theory and practice of engine testing, to which any engineer responsible for work of this kind must have access.
A. J. MARTYR, M A PLINT, 2011
8
Programming Google App Engine: Build and Run Scalable Web ...
App Engine offers nearly unlimited computing power, and this book provides clear and concise instructions for getting the most from it right from the source.
Dan Sanderson, 2009
9
A Short History of the Steam Engine
A highly readable history of the stationary steam engine, intelligible to the non-specialist reader and engineer alike.
Henry Winram Dickinson, 2011
10
How to Rebuild Your Volkswagon Air-Cooled Engine
A guide to engine rebuilding includes discussions of removal, parts indentification, cylinder head reconditioning, and engine assembly
Tom Wilson, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENGINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term engine is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Southwest Airlines flight aborted after engine catches fire at Midway …
Southwest Airlines Flight 3299 was aborted when the plane's engine caught fire during takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago. «WLS-TV, Jul 15»
2
Bernie Ecclestone still a force to be reckoned with in F1's engine room
“If we had a simpler engine it would allow other people who wanted to make ... and ask a spectator 'How many cylinders has that engine got? «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
F1 News: Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1
Mercedes' Toto Wolff says it will consider changing its position on engine development in an effort to offer a lifeline to Renault and Honda in the ... «crash.net, Jul 15»
4
A coffee maker that gets your engine racing
His latest creation, the Aviatore Veloce, is a quarter-scale military jet engine and displays the typical attention to detail for which his Formula 1 ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
5
Scary moment engine catches fire on Boston-bound flight
show ad. MOST RECENT. Scary moment engine catches fire on Boston-bound flight. Scary moment engine catches fire on Boston-bound flight. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Honda happy with engine reliability and now focusing on performance
Unreliability has plagued both Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, leading to them exceeding their engine allocations for the season before ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
7
Noble Might Do Better If It Puts A Smaller Engine Into The M600
Noble needs to make money. One way to do that is to make it easier to get outside of Europe, so the M600 could be getting a smaller engine, ... «Jalopnik, Jul 15»
8
Google App Engine for the Go programming language is finally out …
Google today announced that support for the Go programming language in the Google App Engine Platform as a Service (PaaS) is finally ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
9
Watch A Humongous Hungry Machine Crush And Swallow Engine
Video: Here's the Hammel Red Giant Car Shredder tasting a few engine block appetisers before the beast machine moves on to swallowing ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jul 15»
10
Engine 15 Brewing, Dahlia's Pourhouse celebrate anniversaries …
Engine 15 Brewing's fifth-anniversary party will start at 11 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach taproom with a bottle release of its Imperial ... «Florida Times-Union, Jul 15»

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