en·gi·neer /ˌɛnʤəˈnɪ(ə)r/ 及物動詞
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, n.
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.
En·gi·neer v. t. [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.
2. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress. [Colloq.]
n 1: a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical
problems [syn: applied scientist, technologist]
2: the operator of a railway locomotive [syn: locomotive
engineer, railroad engineer, engine driver]
v 1: design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply
2: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded
the robbery" [syn: mastermind, direct, organize, organise,