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Definitions of engineer

  1. a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
  2. plan and direct ( a complex undertaking); " he masterminded the robbery"
  3. the operator of a railway locomotive
  4. design as an engineer; " He engineered the water supply project"
  5. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under Engineering, n.
  6. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
  7. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.
  8. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.
  9. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
  10. One who is skilled in the principles or practice of any branch of mechanical science; one who has charge of and manages an engine or locomotive; one of an army corps which builds bridges, roads, etc., for military use; one who carries through a scheme or undertaking.
  11. To plan, lay out, or direct; plan and execute the construction of ( a road, canal, etc).
  12. An engine- maker or manager: one who directs military works and engines: a CIVIL ENGINEER, one who superintends the construction of public works: a MECHANICAL ENGINEER practices the avocation of the machinist, in executing the presses, mills, looms, and other great machines employed in the arts and manufactures, particularly in constructing steam- engines, and the apparatus by which they are rendered available for giving motion to ships, carriages, or machinery: one who manages military engines or artillery: an engine- driver; one who manages a railway engine; a person who attends to the machinery on board a steam- vessel: one who carries through any scheme or enterprise by skill or artful contrivance; a manager.
  13. To direct as an engineer the execution or formation of; to perform the office of an engineer in respect of; as, to engineer a canal, to engineer a tunnel through the Alps: to work upon; to ply; to try some scheme or plan upon. " Unless we engineered him with question after question we could get nothing out of him."- Cowper. Also to guide or manage by ingenuity and tact; to conduct through or over obstacles by contrivance and effort; as, to engineer a bill through a legislative body.
  14. One who has charge of the construction of military or public works; an engine- driver.
  15. To execute by contrivance.
  16. To plan and superintend the construction of.
  17. One versed in or practising engineering.
  18. One who runs an engine.
  19. One who constructs engines; the manager of an engine; one versed in and who practises engineering; a person skilled in mathematics and mechanics, who forms plans of works for offence or defence, and marks out the ground for fortifications; one employed in delincating plans, and superintending the construction of public works; one employed in the construction and the working of mines, ceal- pits, & c.
  20. To superintend the engineering of; to try engineering measures with; to manage to carry through, as by skill of engineering.
  21. One who constructs or manages an engine; one who is skilled in forming plans of works for offence or defence for an army; a designer of great machines to be employed in the arts and manufactures; one employed in planning and superintending the formation of public works, such as roads, & c.
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Quotes of engineer

  1. My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages not least of which, for me, was his love of singing which gave music a central place in our lives. – James W. Black
  2. So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports. I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone, call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy. – Ed Bradley
  3. My mother was a housewife but she was also an artist. My father was an electrical engineer – James Cameron
  4. Better biofuels are a really big deal. That means we can precisely engineer the molecules in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way. So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars to excrete better biofuels. I guess that's better living through bugs. – John Doerr
  5. I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph. D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer – Marc Garneau
  6. I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and, you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate. – Rube Goldberg
  7. I am an engineer but what I find important and necessary is that you just learn things as you go along. – Terrence Howard
  8. A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes. – Helmut Jahn
  9. The Engineer Corps is charged with all construction, including light railways and roads. – Kelly Miller
  10. The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God's creation and... therefore robust, resilient, and self -regulating, like the product of any good engineer – Christopher Monckton
  11. I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he's 90 years old now, so he's no longer active as a civil engineer but still a very active person. – Claude Nicollier
  12. When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university. – Koichi Tanaka
  13. My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director. – Edward Tufte
  14. In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. – Tony Visconti

Usage examples for engineer

  1. If I put it through, I'll be recognized as a first- class engineer – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  2. A Michigan woman once wrote me that her brother, who was an engineer on an express train that made daily trips between two Western cities, reported that many birds were struck by the engine every day, and killed- often as many as thirty on a trip of sixty miles. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  3. Not an engineer thought of leaving his place, though they knew, better even than the deck officers, how mortally the ship was hurt. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. The one thing so far that was saving Walter from becoming a victim to his luxurious tastes was his real love of scientific knowledge and his desire to make of himself a first- class engineer – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  5. When I said he was an engineer every one of the boys replied, " Oh! – The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton
  6. Of course when such work is being driven, the eyes of an engineer have to be every moment on their work. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  7. You are an engineer can you find this spring for me?" – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  8. The guard got out and walked along the other side to speak with the engineer –  by
  9. Is the man an engineer – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  10. " Suppose you get the plans, B., and show them to me, and explain just what you mean," said the general manager, who was also a professional engineer of many years' successful experience. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  11. It says any engineer – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. They were up against savage Nature, and she's still too strong for the engineer now and then, as I expect you'll shortly see. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  13. Lord James at once went with the engineer into his office. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  14. The engineer did not look up; he did not consider himself nor the situation. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  15. He's a civil engineer besides being a musician. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  16. " Well, now about the money," said the engineer – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  17. A careful inspection threw no light on the cause of the damage, and the engineer asked permission to repair to the nearest port to repair the injury. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  18. " Why, leave it as it is," said the engineer – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  19. They say this engineer is seventy- eight years old, but I don't believe it. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  20. " Right," answered the engineer – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop

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