Definitions for civil engineer

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word civil engineer

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. civil engineer(noun)

    an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. civil engineer(Noun)

    An engineer who is specificallly trained for and/or specialised in civil engineering

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Civil engineer

    A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering; the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected. Originally, a civil engineer worked on public works projects and was contrasted with the military engineer, who worked on armaments and defenses. Over time, various branches of engineering have become recognized as distinct from civil engineering, including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering, while much of military engineering has been absorbed by civil engineering. In some places, a civil engineer may perform land surveying; in others, surveying is limited to construction surveying, unless an additional qualification is obtained. On some U.S. military bases, the personnel responsible for building and grounds maintenance, such as grass mowing, are called civil engineers and are not required to meet any minimum educational requirements.

Translations for civil engineer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for civil engineer »


Find a translation for the civil engineer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these civil engineer definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"civil engineer." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Mar. 2015. < engineer>.

Are we missing a good definition for civil engineer? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for civil engineer:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.