Synonyms for 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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