Engine

Definition of Engine

En´gine   Pronunciation: ĕn´jĭn
n.1.Natural capacity; ability; skill.
A man hath sapiences three,
Memory, engine, and intellect also.
- Chaucer.
2.Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; a machine; an agent.
You see the ways the fisherman doth take
To catch the fish; what engines doth he make?
- Bunyan.
Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all these engines of lust.
- Shak.
3.Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
4.(Mach.) A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.
Engine driver
one who manages an engine; specifically, the engineer of a locomotive.
Engine lathe
(Mach.) See under Lathe.
Engine tool
a machine tool.
Engine turning
(Fine Arts) a method of ornamentation by means of a rose engine.
- J. Whitworth.
v. t.1.To assault with an engine.
To engine and batter our walls.
- T. Adams.
2.To equip with an engine; - said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.
3.Pronounced, in this sense, .) To rack; to torture.

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