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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engineer  \En`gi*neer"\,  n.  [OE.  enginer:  cf  OF  engignier  F. 
  ing['e]nieur.  See  {Engine},  n.] 
  1.  A  person  skilled  in  the  principles  and  practice  of  any 
  branch  of  engineering.  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engineer  \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.  --J. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  2.  To  use  contrivance  and  effort  for  to  guide  the  course  of 
  to  manage;  as  to  engineer  a  bill  through  Congress. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engineer 
  n  1:  a  person  who  uses  scientific  knowledge  to  solve  practical 
  problems  [syn:  {applied  scientist},  {technologist}] 
  2:  the  operator  of  a  railway  locomotive  [syn:  {railroad 
  engineer},  {engine  driver}] 
  v  1:  design  as  an  engineer;  "He  engineered  the  water  supply 
  project" 
  2:  plan  and  direct  (a  complex  undertaking);  "he  masterminded 
  the  robber"  [syn:  {mastermind},  {direct},  {organize},  {orchestrate}] 




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