- engine ► NOUN 1) a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion. 2) (also railway engine) a locomotive. 3) historical a mechanical device or instrument, especially one used in warfare: a siege engine.DERIVATIVES -engined adjective engineless adjective.ORIGIN originally in the sense «ingenuity, cunning»: from Latin ingenium 'talent, device' , from gignere 'beget' .
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