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(noun, verb)


There are 8 meanings of the word Engine.

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Engine - as a noun

Motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

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Something used to achieve a purpose

Example: "An engine of change"

A wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
locomotive17locomotive enginerailway locomotive
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
self-propelled vehicle
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An instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.

Example: "Medieval engines of war"

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Engine - as a verb

To equip with an engine; said especially of steam vessels.

Example: "Vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another."

To assault with an engine.

To contrive; to put into action.

To rack; to torture.

Example Sentences

"The car's engine started smoking."
"The train's engine is very loud."
"The rocket engine propelled the spacecraft into orbit."
"The search and rescue team used a helicopter with a powerful engine."
"The ship's engine malfunctioned in the middle of the storm."
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Word Game Points

Is ENGINE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, engine is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ENGINE has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is ENGINE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, engine is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ENGINE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 10.

Is ENGINE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, engine is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ENGINE has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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