What does engineer mean?

Definitions for engineer
ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪəren·gi·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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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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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. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    Every other option is way more complicated... To decide now to build a Russian reactor when Russia is under sanctions. You can imagine what access every engineer or mechanic who comes here would have and what additional problems Bulgaria would face.

  2. Tori Herridge:

    Let's say it works, and there's no horrible consequences. No surrogate elephant moms die, the idea that by bringing mammoths back and by placing them into the Arctic, you engineer the Arctic to become a better place for carbon storage. That aspect I have number of issues with.

  3. Prince Ali:

    The timing of this MOU( memorandum of understanding) between the AFC and the CAF looks like a blatant attempt to engineer a bloc vote, questions must be asked : was this deal approved by the members of the executive committees of both the AFC and CAF and is the timing of the announcement, prior to a presidential election, acceptable ?

  4. Mayor Michael Nutter:

    Clearly it was reckless in terms of the driving by the engineer. There's no way in the world he should have been going that fast into the curve, i don't know what was going on with him (the engineer). I don't know what was going on in the cab, but there's really no excuse that can be offered, literally, unless he had a heart attack.

  5. Kevin Dodd:

    He wasn’t at that moment playing engineer, he was the engineer.

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