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Synonyms for locomotive
ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ tɪvlo·co·mo·tive

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  1. locomotive



Princeton's WordNet

  1. locomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotiveadjective

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

    engine, railway locomotive, locomotive engine

  2. locomotive, locomotoradjective

    of or relating to locomotion


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. locomotiveadjective

    able to move from place to place

  2. locomotivenoun

    locomotive engine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "locomotive":

    locomotives, lokomotiv, engine, powerhouse, tugboat

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  1. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I am not a buyer...that this is a crash. I think China has the ability to control a soft landing, but China is no longer a locomotive of global growth, and that has implications for companies and it has implications for commodities markets.

  2. Michael Feroli:

    The trend in consumer spending growth still looks very solid, consumers remain the locomotive of the economy.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.

  4. Brandon Bostian:

    Unfortunately, the last memory I have on the way back is approaching and passing the platforms in North Philadelphia, the next thing that I remember is when I came to my senses, I was standing up in the locomotive cab after the accident.

  5. Marc Ostwald:

    There is a lot of concern about the global growth outlook, and as much as people are welcoming better trends in the euro zone, they know it's not going to be a locomotive for growth.

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