engine

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engine(
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jihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mechanics)
a. el motor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I've tried several times, but the engine won't start.Lo he intentado varias veces, pero el motor no arranca.
2. (railway)
a. la locomotora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There was a delay because of a malfunction with the engine of the train.Hubo una demora por una avería en la locomotora del tren.
b. la máquina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She fixes the engines for the metro when they have problems.Arregla las máquinas del metro cuando tienen problemas.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(machine or instrument)
a. el ingenio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The catapult is a very old engine of war.La catapulta es un antiguo ingenio militar.
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engine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of car, plane, ship)
a. el motor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
engine roomsala de máquinas
engine troubleavería f
2. (railroad)
a. la locomotora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
engine drivermaquinista mf
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engine [ˈendʒɪn]
noun
1 (motor) (in car, ship, plane) motor (m)
2 (Ferro) locomotora (f); máquina (f)
facing the engine de frente a la máquina; with your back to the engine de espaldas a la máquina
modifier
engine block (n) (Aut) bloque (m) del motor
engine driver (n) (Britain) [of train] maquinista (m)
engine failure (n) avería (f) del motor
engine room (n) (Náut) sala (f) de máquinas
engine shed (n) (Britain) (Ferro) cochera (f) de tren
engine trouble (n)
engine failure See culture box in entry engine.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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