What does Engineer mean?

Definitions for Engineer
ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪərEngi·neer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engineer, applied scientist, technologistnoun

    a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

  2. engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driververb

    the operator of a railway locomotive

  3. engineerverb

    design as an engineer

    "He engineered the water supply project"

  4. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrateverb

    plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

    "he masterminded the robbery"

GCIDE

  1. Engineernoun

    A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering; as, a civil engineer; an electronic engineer; a chemical engineer. See under Engineering, n.

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

Wiktionary

  1. engineernoun

    A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  2. engineernoun

    A person trained in a natural science that applies such knowledge towards a practical objective.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  3. engineernoun

    A person who, given a practical scientific problem involving the physical world and a specific set of goals and constraints, finds a technical solution to the problem that satisfies those goals within those constraints. The goals and constraints may be technical, social, or business related.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  4. engineernoun

    A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  5. engineerverb

    To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  6. engineerverb

    To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

  7. engineerverb

    To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.

    Etymology: From engineour, from engignier, from ingeniarius, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere; see ingenious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engineernoun

    a person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under Engineering, n

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

  2. Engineernoun

    one who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

  3. Engineernoun

    one who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

  4. Engineerverb

    to lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

  5. Engineerverb

    to use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress

    Etymology: [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingnieur. See Engine, n.]

Freebase

  1. Engineer

    An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin roots ingeniare and ingenium. Engineers are grounded in applied sciences, and their work in research and development is distinct from the basic research focus of scientists. The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. engineer

    A duly qualified officer appointed to plan and direct the attack or defence of a fortification, as well as the construction of fortified works. Engineers are also persons in charge of the machinery of steam-vessels. In government steamers they are in three classes, under warrant from the admiralty.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Engineer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4231

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Engineer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3393

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Engineer' in Nouns Frequency: #960

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Engineer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Engineer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Engineer in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Feldis:

    Nobody knows exactly how much oily waste is illegally dumped from ships, but as this case demonstrates, a determined engineer with a few pieces of equipment who does not have proper oversight can easily circumvent the pollution prevention equipment onboard vessels.

  2. Debbie Sterling:

    Growing up as a little girl, I certainly had no interest in becoming a scientist or mathematician or engineer, i thought it was a boys-only club for geniuses. And I pictured this old white man in a lab coat with no friends.

  3. Matt Rollens:

    We spend a lot of time trying to reverse engineer stuff, it's a daily requirement to go through and look at everything.

  4. Charles F. Kettering:

    When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that.

  5. Belinda Wilson:

    The union's position is that no teacher, and by extension no student, is going to enter any of those buildings until an engineer is able to say to that those schools are structurally sound, our role is to get kids in schools so that they're not further disadvantaged or further traumatized.

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