Meaning of ENGINE in English

I. noun see: kin Date: 13th century 1. obsolete ingenuity , evil contrivance ; wile , 2. something used to effect a purpose ; agent , instrument , something that produces a particular and usually desirable result , 3. a mechanical tool: as, an instrument or machine of war, a torture implement, machinery , any of various mechanical appliances, a machine for converting any of various forms of energy into mechanical force and motion, a railroad locomotive, computer software that performs a fundamental function especially of a larger program, ~less adjective II. transitive verb (~d; engining) Date: 1868 to equip with ~s

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