engine engine  /ˈɛn dʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
  2. (n) something used to achieve a purpose
  3. (n) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
  4. (n) an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.

Usage(s):

  1. Ordering take-out, finding phone numbers and a slew of alternative search engines.
  2. Rear-engine cars are fun to drive and even more fun to crash.
  3. Doing away with the stop-and-start movements of the piston engine saves valuable power for a continuous circular movement.

News

  1. Fire engine crash kills car's passenger

    Engine heading east on Poway Road when it hit a Honda traveling south on Midland Road.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. AIRSHOW-Aircraft engine makers land deals worth $24 billion

    Jet engine makers booked $24 billion in orders for power plants and service contracts at the Paris Airshow on Wednesday, reflecting airlines' voracious appetite for fuel-saving jets.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Aircraft engine makers land deals worth $24 billion

    PARIS (Reuters) - Jet engine makers booked $24 billion (15 billion pounds) in orders for power plants and service contracts at the Paris Airshow on Wednesday, reflecting airlines' voracious appetite for ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "Government cannot and should not replace businesses as the true engine of growth and job creation," he said June 2 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Tehran Times

  2. "Jimmy Bond had a big jet boat chase in 'Live and Let Die,'" writes Moore, now 80. "I did quite a few run-throughs to practice and whilst banking on one such run, the engine cut out. I had no steering! I therefore continued in a straight line...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Roger Moore Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's not good for producing nations to see the US struggling economically. They depend on us to be a significant engine in world economic activity," US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said.
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Samuel Bodman Source: CanadianBusiness.com

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