Meaning of ENGINEER in English

ENGINEER

transcription, транскрипция: [ endʒɪnɪə(r) ]

( engineers, engineering, engineered)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An engineer is a person who uses scientific knowledge to design, construct, and maintain engines and machines or structures such as roads, railways, and bridges.

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see also chemical engineer , civil engineer , electrical engineer , sound engineer

2.

An engineer is a person who repairs mechanical or electrical devices.

They send a service engineer to fix the disk drive.

N-COUNT

3.

An engineer is a person who is responsible for maintaining the engine of a ship while it is at sea.

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4.

When a vehicle, bridge, or building is engineered , it is planned and constructed using scientific methods.

Many of Kuwait’s spacious freeways were engineered by W S Atkins.

...the car’s better designed and engineered rivals.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed

5.

If you engineer an event or situation, you arrange for it to happen, in a clever or indirect way.

Some people believe that his murder was engineered by Stalin.

VERB : V n

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