What does Engineer mean?

Definitions for Engineer
ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪərEngi·neer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Engineer.

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.

Wiktionary

  1. engineernoun

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

  2. engineernoun

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

  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.

  4. engineernoun

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

  5. engineerverb

    To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.

  6. engineerverb

    To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.

  7. engineerverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Engineernoun

    One who manages engines; one who directs the artillery of an army.

    Etymology: engingnier, French.

    For ’tis the sport to have the engineer
    Hoist with his own petard. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Him thus enrag’d,
    Descrying from afar, some engineer,
    Dext’rous to guide th’ unerring charge, design’d
    By one nice shot to terminate the war. Phillips.

    An author, who points his satire at a great man, is like the engineer who signalized himself by this ungenerous practice. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 19.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engineernoun

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

  2. Engineernoun

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

  3. Engineernoun

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

  4. Engineerverb

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

  5. Engineerverb

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

  6. 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.

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce Engineer?

How to say Engineer in sign language?

Numerology

  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. Joseph Stalin, Brainy Quote:

    The writer is the engineer of the human soul.

  2. Veronica Eliasson:

    My dad was a huge source of inspiration to me, but whenever someone would say the word ‘engineer,’ it would sound boring to me.

  3. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer and president of Packing Seals Engineering in Jacksboro, Tenn., told news outlets Eric Schmitt-Matzen arrived at the unidentified hospital and met the boy’s mother and family members, who were also unidentified. A nurse had called with the special request and given Eric Schmitt-Matzen a toy to offer the child during his visit, USA Today reported. When I walked in, Eric Schmitt-Matzen was laying there so weak, it looked like Eric Schmitt-Matzen was ready to fall asleep.

  4. Markus Gross:

    Progress in rapid manufacturing technology is making it easier and easier to build customized robots, but designing a functioning robot remains a difficult challenge that requires an experienced engineer, our new design system can bridge this gap and should be of great interest to technology enthusiasts and the maker community at large.

  5. Gabe Luna:

    You learn about the humble beginnings of the family— Walter and Arthur Davidson, the Davidson brothers and of course the head engineer William Harley —and it starts in 1901, right in the beginning.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Engineer#1#3365#10000

Translations for Engineer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Engineer »

Translation

Find a translation for the Engineer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

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:


Discuss these Engineer definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

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

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Engineer." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Sep. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Engineer>.

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

    Image or illustration of

    Engineer

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an embarrassing mistake
    • A. descant
    • B. flub
    • C. abrade
    • D. gloat

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Engineer: