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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Engineer \En'gi*neer"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Engineered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engineering}.]

1. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road. --J. Hamilton.

2. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress. [Colloq.] Engineer Corps

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Engineer \En'gi*neer"\, noun [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ing['e]nieur. See {Engine}, noun]

1. 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}, noun [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.

3. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager. [Colloq.]

{Civil engineer}, a person skilled in the science of civil engineering.

{Military engineer}, one who executes engineering works of a military nature. See under {Engineering}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems [syn: {engineer}, {applied scientist}, {technologist}]

2: the operator of a railway locomotive [syn: {engineer}, {locomotive engineer}, {railroad engineer}, {engine driver}]


1: design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"

2: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery" [syn: {mastermind}, {engineer}, {direct}, {organize}, {organise}, {orchestrate}]

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