Meaning of ENGINEER in English


■ noun

1》 a person qualified in ~ing.

2》 a person who maintains or controls an engine or machine.

3》 a skilful contriver.

■ verb

1》 design and build.

2》 skilfully arrange for (something) to happen.

3》 modify (an organism) by manipulating its genetic material.


ME: from OFr. engigneor , from med. L. ingeniator , from ingeniare 'contrive', from L. ingenium (see engine ).

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