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Enginen. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L. ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. See Genius, and cf. Ingenious, Gin a snare.].
  •  Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; a machine; an agent.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "(Pronounced, in this sense, .)"  [1913 Webster]
    "A man hath sapiences three,
    Memory, engine, and intellect also.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.  Sir W. Raleigh.  [1913 Webster]
    "You see the ways the fisherman doth take
    To catch the fish; what engines doth he make?
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.  [1913 Webster]
Engine driver, one who manages an engine; specifically, the engineer of a locomotive. -- Engine lathe. (Mach.) See under Lathe. -- Engine tool, a machine tool. J. Whitworth. -- Engine turning (Fine Arts), a method of ornamentation by means of a rose engine.
Enginev. t. 
  •  To assault with an engine.  [1913 Webster]
    "To engine and batter our walls."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To equip with an engine; -- said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.  [1913 Webster]
  •  (Pronounced, in this sense, Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


Engine, n.
1 a mechanical contrivance consisting of several parts working together, esp. as a source of power.
2 a a railway locomotive. b = fire-engine. c = steam engine.
3 archaic a machine or instrument, esp. a contrivance used in warfare.

engine-driver the driver of an engine, esp. a railway locomotive. engine-room a room containing engines (esp. in a ship).
engined adj. (also in comb.). engineless adj.
OF engin f. L ingenium talent, device: cf. INGENIOUS



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