Origin of engine
Related Words for enginegenerator, tool, appliance, instrument, motor, weapon, transformer, diesel, turbine, cylinder, apparatus, means, pot, mechanism, fan, contrivance, agent, dynamo, barrel, implement
Examples from the Web for engine
Contemporary Examples of engine
Texas has also started to become an engine of economic growth.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
“The fact the engine did not blow up does not mean it is not the cause of the accident,” he told the Daily Beast.Can Richard Branson Bounce Back From His Space Disaster?
November 3, 2014
The Varsity Chiefs are awesome, and the engine for this devastating hardwood machine is point guard Buell Robinson.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
But engine technology has not been static in the past decade.Does America’s $400 Billion Stealth Jet Need Another Engine?
July 31, 2014
And they always want to get a detailed look at the engines to see if engine failure was involved.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation
July 22, 2014
Historical Examples of engine
By this engine, whose springs I am continually oiling, I play them all off.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But when K., growing uneasy, came out into the yard, the engine had started at last.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I did not want to start the engine until I had finished everything else.Her Father's Daughter
These blades are joined at the engine shaft, in a direct line.
Fuel consumption is a prime factor in the production of engine power.
- a railway locomotive
- (as modifier)the engine cab
Word Origin for engine
c.1300, "mechanical device," also "skill, craft," from Old French engin "skill, cleverness," also "trick, deceit, stratagem; war machine" (12c.), from Latin ingenium "inborn qualities, talent" (see ingenious). At first meaning a trick or device, or any machine (especially military); sense of "device that converts energy to mechanical power" is 18c., especially of steam engines.