Locomotive



[loh-kuh-moh-tiv] /ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ tɪv/

noun
1.
a self-propelled, vehicular engine, powered by steam, a diesel, or electricity, for pulling or, sometimes, pushing a train or individual railroad cars.
2.
an organized group cheer, usually led by a cheerleader, as at a football or basketball game, that begins slowly and progressively increases in speed in such a way as to suggest a .
3.
Archaic. any self-propelled vehicle.
adjective
4.
of or relating to locomotives.
5.
of, relating to, or aiding in or movement from place to place:
the locomotive powers of most animals.
6.
moving or traveling by means of its own mechanism or powers.
7.
serving to produce such movement; adapted for or used in :
locomotive organs.
8.
having the power of :
an animal that is locomotive at birth.
/ˌləʊkəˈməʊtɪv/
noun
1.

adjective
2.
of or relating to locomotion
3.
moving or able to move, as by self-propulsion
adj.

1610s, “pertaining to movement,” from French locomotif, from Latin loco “from a place” (ablative of locus “place;” see locus) + Late Latin motivus “moving” (see motive). The noun meaning “railroad engine” is from 1829, short for locomotive engine (1814).

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