What does Engineer mean?

Definitions for Engineer
ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪərEngi·neer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engineer, applied scientist, technologist(noun)

    a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

  2. engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driver(verb)

    the operator of a railway locomotive

  3. engineer(verb)

    design as an engineer

    "He engineered the water supply project"

  4. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate(verb)

    plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

    "he masterminded the robbery"

GCIDE

  1. Engineer(n.)

    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. engineer(Noun)

    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. engineer(Noun)

    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. engineer(Noun)

    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. engineer(Noun)

    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. engineer(Verb)

    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. engineer(Verb)

    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. engineer(Verb)

    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. Engineer(noun)

    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. Engineer(noun)

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

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

  3. Engineer(noun)

    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. Engineer(verb)

    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. Engineer(verb)

    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.

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

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How to say Engineer in sign language?

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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. Engineer.AI:

    A hosting platform was built first, which generated cash and we then used to cash to create the builder platform. ~ Engineer.ai CEO

  2. 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.

  3. Elizabeth Sattely:

    We used these genes to engineer a wild relative of tobacco to make the drug precursor and think we could also use these genes to make the drug in other easy-to-grow organisms such as yeast.

  4. 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.

  5. Felix Sater:

    I know how to play it and we will get this done. Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin's team to buy in on this.

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