Definitions for engineer
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engineer.
engineer, applied scientist, technologistnoun
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driververb
the operator of a railway locomotive
design as an engineer
"He engineered the water supply project"
mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrateverb
plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
"he masterminded the robbery"
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.
A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
A person trained in a natural science that applies such knowledge towards a practical objective.
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.
A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).
To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
a person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under Engineering, n
one who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver
one who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager
to lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road
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.]
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
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'engineer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4231
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Rank popularity for the word 'engineer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3393
Rank popularity for the word 'engineer' in Nouns Frequency: #960
The numerical value of engineer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of engineer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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My dad was a huge source of inspiration to me, but whenever someone would say the word ‘engineer,’ it would sound boring to me.
We have continuously witnessed unsanctioned camping in clearly unsafe locations, sometimes jarringly close to reads and freeways. You don't need to be a traffic engineer to sense that's not safe.
U.S. producers are holding out, but I think they're bleeding as well, looking at current prices, oil producers will engineer something to push prices higher.
We think China is unlikely to engineer 25% depreciation to counter the impact of tariff as the cost of capital outflows amid the shrinking current account surplus may outweigh the benefit of supporting export, the pressure on RMB depreciation may depend on three near-term factors including the size of China's retaliation package, U.S.'s plan to impose tariff on the remaining $325 billion products and market's assessment on whether the setback is temporary or not.
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- مهندس, مهندسةArabic
- машинист, инженерBulgarian
- enginyerCatalan, Valencian
- peiriannydd, peiriannwrWelsh
- Maschinist, Ingenieurin, Maschinistin, IngenieurGerman
- εξυφαίνω, απεργάζομαι, μηχανολόγος, μηχανικός, σκαρώνω, χαλκεύωGreek
- انجنیر, مهندسPersian
- juonia, toteuttaa, suunnittelija, suunnitella, insinööri, veturinkuljettajaFinnish
- machiniste, mécanicien, ingénieur, ingénieureFrench
- einnseanair, innleadairScottish Gaelic
- enxeñeiro, maquinistaGalician
- מהנדס, הינדסHebrew
- ingegnere, macchinistaItalian
- 技師, 機関士, 技術者, エンジニアJapanese
- 공학자, 기술자Korean
- Ingenieurin, IngenieurLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- machinist, ingenieur, probleemoplosserDutch
- inżynier, maszynistaPolish
- maquinar, maquinista, engenheiroPortuguese
- inginer, ingenios, mecanic, inginerăRomanian
- машинист, инженерRussian
- возовођа, strojovođa, vozovođa, инжењер, влаковођа, inženjer, стројовођа, mašinovođa, vlakovođa, машиновођаSerbo-Croatian
- මැවිසුරුSinhala, Sinhalese
- ingenjör, lokförareSwedish
- kĩ sư, người phụ trách máyVietnamese
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