from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is trained or professionally engaged in a branch of engineering.
- n. One who operates an engine.
- n. One who skillfully or shrewdly manages an enterprise.
- transitive v. To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
- transitive v. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering: "Researchers . . . compared insulin manufactured by bacteria genetically engineered with recombinant DNA techniques to the commercial insulin obtained from swine or cattle” ( Fusion).
- transitive v. To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; maneuver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
- n. A person trained in a natural science that applies such knowledge towards a practical objective.
- n. 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.
- n. A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).
- v. To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
- v. To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
- v. To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under engineering, n.
- n. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
- n. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.
- transitive v. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on.
- transitive v. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plan and direct the formation or carrying out of; direct as an engineer: as, to engineer a canal or a tunnel.
- To work upon; ply; try some scheme or plan upon.
- To guide or manage by ingenuity and tact; conduct through or over obstacles by contrivance and effort: as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
- n. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any department of engineering.
- n. An engine-driver; one who manages an engine; a person who has charge of an engine and its connected machinery, as on board a steam-vessel.
- n. One who carries through any scheme or enterprise by skill or artful contrivance; a manager.
- n. The title of an officer of the corps of civil engineers of the United States Navy. See corps.
- n. An official grade of governmental engineering officers in some countries, as in France.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. design as an engineer
- n. the operator of a railway locomotive
- n. a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
- v. plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
A train engineer is lulled to sleep by the monotony of the job and misses a signal.
In contrast, the term engineer is often associated with someone called out to repair a photocopier or gas boiler, where they are often dressed in clothing that is functional rather than a suit.
D. from two of the world’s finest engineering schools, a sizable handful of publications in peer-reviewed engineering and scientific journals (and a number more at large conferences), and am currently a working engineer consulting to the nuclear power industry in Ontario (where, incidentally, it is illegal for an unqualified person such as yourself to use the title engineer).
In September, a commuter train engineer missed a stop signal while trading text messages with a friend, leading to a collision with a freight train that killed 25 people in California, according to federal investigators.
Matthews, a full-time network engineer, is the main financial backer, but Sawyers — a geotechnical engineer — played a key role: When the men needed more space, they moved their winery from Matthews 'basement to the garage of Sawyers' mom.
The exact words of the engineer is that the block alone provides little actual structural support in the case of an earthquake.
We had a meeting where the bottom-of-the-food-chain engineer, who of course was the one who actually knew what the heck was going on, talked directly to the lab management and AA from NASA.
And, since the engineer is young and probably non-exempt, if she says, "I did it on my own time", then alarm bells would go off, and the corporate IP police would start taking an interest.
Amotz, an engineer, is busy juggling the day-to-day needs of his elderly father, his children, and his grandchildren.
A sound engineer from a French television network was taken for nine days this time last year, the same amount of time that Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig have been held -- Wolf.