Meaning of ENGINEER in English


n. & v.


1. a person qualified in a branch of engineering, esp. as a professional.

2 civil engineer.

3 a person who makes or is in charge of engines.

4 US an engine-driver.

5 a person who designs and constructs military works; a soldier trained for this purpose.

6 (foll. by of) a skilful or artful contriver.


1. tr. arrange, contrive, or bring about, esp. artfully.

2 intr. act as an engineer.

3 tr. construct or manage as an engineer.


engineership n.

Etymology: ME f. OF engigneor f. med.L ingeniator -oris f. ingeniare (as ENGINE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.