Synonyms of engine


1. engine, motor

usage: motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

2. engine, causal agent, cause, causal agency

usage: something used to achieve a purpose; "an engine of change"

3. locomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, self-propelled vehicle

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

4. engine, instrument

usage: an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war"

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