Engineer meaning

ĕnjə-nîr
A person skilled in the science of putting scientific knowledge to practical use, specifically in the design, planning, construction, or maintenance of manufactured things. Engineering is divided into branches such as chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and software.
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The definition of an engineer is a person who uses science, math and creativity to solve technical problems.

An example of an engineer is a person who designs a low cost system to produce a specific product.

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To engineer is defined as to create, plan, build or design a solution or a process.

An example of to engineer is to create a new security software for a computer.

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One who skillfully or shrewdly manages an enterprise.
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One who is trained or professionally engaged in a branch of engineering.
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To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering.

Bacteria that are genetically engineered to produce insulin.

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To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance.

Engineer a business takeover; engineer social changes by legislation.

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A person who makes engines.
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To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
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A member of a military engineering unit trained in the construction and demolition of bridges, roads, airfields, etc.
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To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
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(chiefly US) A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).
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A person skilled or occupied in some branch of engineering.

A mechanical engineer.

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A skillful or clever manager.
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To plan and direct skillfully; superintend; guide (a measure, action, etc. through)
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A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
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To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
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To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.
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One who operates an engine.
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To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
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Origin of engineer

  • Middle English enginour from Old French engigneor from Medieval Latin ingeniātor contriver from ingeniāre to contrive from Latin ingenium ability engine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English engineour, from Old French engigneor, from Medieval Latin ingeniarius, from ingenium (“an engine”), from in (“in”) + gignere (“to beget, produce”), Old Latin genere; see ingenious. Or from engine +‎ -eer.

    From Wiktionary