Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: engine

1. engine (om genstand) motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work


Mindre specifikke termermotor


Mere specifikke termeraircraft engine, automobile engine, auxiliary engine, donkey engine, generator, heat engine, reaction engine, reaction-propulsion engine


Omfatter disse specifikke termercamshaft, gear, gearing, geartrain, power train, train

2. engine (om fænomen) something used to achieve a purpose


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAn engine of change.


Mindre specifikke termercausal agency, causal agent, cause

3. engine (om genstand) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive


Mindre specifikke termerself-propelled vehicle


Mere specifikke termerchoo-choo, diesel locomotive, dinkey, dinky, donkey engine, electric locomotive, iron horse, pilot engine, shunter, steam locomotive, switch engine, tank engine, tank locomotive, traction engine


Omfatter disse specifikke termerbuffer, cowcatcher, fender, footplate, pilot


Tilhører disse overordnede termerrailroad train, train

4. engine (om genstand) an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMedieval engines of war.


Mindre specifikke termerinstrument


Mere specifikke termerarbalest, arbalist, ballista, battering ram, bricole, catapult, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket









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