- n motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
- n something used to achieve a purpose
an engine of change
- n a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
- n an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.
medieval engines of war
- Ordering take-out, finding phone numbers and a slew of alternative search engines.
- Rear-engine cars are fun to drive and even more fun to crash.
- Doing away with the stop-and-start movements of the piston engine saves valuable power for a continuous circular movement.
- Barack Obama in Tehran Times
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.
- Roger Moore in International Herald Tribune
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...
- Samuel Bodman in CanadianBusiness.com
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.