Engineer Definition

ĕnjə-nîr
engineered, engineers
noun
engineers
A person who makes engines.
Webster's New World
A person skilled or occupied in some branch of engineering.
A mechanical engineer.
Webster's New World
One who skillfully or shrewdly manages an enterprise.
American Heritage
A person who operates or supervises the operation of engines or technical equipment.
A locomotive engineer, radio engineer.
Webster's New World
A specialist in planning and directing operations in some technical field.
Webster's New World
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verb
engineered, engineers
To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
Webster's New World
To plan and direct skillfully; superintend; guide (a measure, action, etc. through)
Webster's New World
To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering.
Bacteria that are genetically engineered to produce insulin.
American Heritage
To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance.
Engineer a business takeover; engineer social changes by legislation.
American Heritage

To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Engineer

Noun

Singular:
engineer
Plural:
engineers

Origin of Engineer

  • 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

  • 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

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