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Engineer meaning

An engineer is a practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").


  1. (v. t.) To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.
  2. (noun) One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
  3. (noun) One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.
  4. (noun) A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under Engineering, n.
  5. (v. t.) To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
Word: en·gi·neer
Pronunciation of engineer: "en-j&-'nir
Function of engineer: noun
Origin of engineer: alter. of earlier enginer, from Middle English, alteration of enginour, from Middle French engigneur, from Old French engignier to contrive, from engin
1 : a member of a military group devoted to engineering work
2 obsolete : a crafty schemer : PLOTTER
3 a : a designer or builder of engines b : a person who is trained in or follows as a profession a branch of engineering c : a person who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance
4 : a person who runs or supervises an engine or an apparatus

Synonyms of engineer

Direct, Organize, Technologist,