Meaning of “engine” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈendʒɪn/

A2 the part of a vehicle that uses energy from oil, electricity, or steam to make it move:

a diesel engine
Please turn your engine off while waiting in the queue.

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the part of a train that pulls it along

→ See also fire engine , search engine

(Definition of “engine” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)