Meaning of ENGINE in English

ENGINE

vt to assault with an engine.

2. engine ·noun (pronounced, in this sense, ////.) natural capacity; ability; skill.

3. engine ·vt (pronounced, in this sense, /////.) to rack; to torture.

4. engine ·noun a compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.

5. engine ·noun anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.

6. engine ·noun any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.

7. engine ·vt to equip with an engine;

— said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.

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