Ingenious vs. Engine

Ingenious vs. Engine — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Ingenious and Engine

Ingeniousadjective

Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent.

This fellow is ingenious; he fixed a problem I didn't even know I had.

Enginenoun

A large construction used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult etc.

Ingeniousadjective

Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived.

That is an ingenious model of the atom.

Enginenoun

A tool; a utensil or implement.

Ingeniousadjective

Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious.

He sent me an ingenious reply for an email.

Enginenoun

A complex mechanical device which converts energy into useful motion or physical effects.

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Ingeniousadjective

(used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action;

an imaginative use of materialthe invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergymanan ingenious devicehad an inventive turn of mindinventive ceramics

Enginenoun

A person or group of people which influence a larger group; a driving force.

Ingeniousadjective

skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends;

cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politiciancame up with a clever storyan ingenious press agentan ingenious scheme

Enginenoun

The part of a car or other vehicle which provides the force for motion, now especially one powered by internal combustion.

Ingeniousadjective

showing inventiveness and skill;

a clever gadgetthe cunning maneuvers leading to his successan ingenious solution to the problem

Enginenoun

A self-powered vehicle, especially a locomotive, used for pulling cars along a track.

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Enginenoun

(computing) A software or hardware system responsible for a specific technical task (usually with qualifying word).

a graphics engine; a physics engine

Enginenoun

(obsolete) Ingenuity; cunning, trickery, guile.

Enginenoun

(obsolete) The result of cunning; something ingenious, a contrivance; (in negative senses) a plot, a scheme.

Enginenoun

(obsolete) Natural talent; genius.

Enginenoun

Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.

Engineverb

To equip with an engine; said especially of steam vessels.

Vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.

Engineverb

To assault with an engine.

Engineverb

To contrive; to put into action.

Engineverb

To rack; to torture.

Enginenoun

motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

Enginenoun

something used to achieve a purpose;

an engine of change

Enginenoun

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