Meaning of ENGINEER in English

ENGINEER

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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

1.

An ~ 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 ~ , civil ~ , electrical ~ , sound ~

2.

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

They send a service ~ to fix the disk drive.

N-COUNT

3.

An ~ 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 ~ed, it is planned and constructed using scientific methods.

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

...the car’s better designed and ~ed rivals.

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

5.

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

Some people believe that his murder was ~ed by Stalin.

VERB: V n

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