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Definition 1: a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for engineer in the sense of this definition

(engineer is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer who builds and tests rockets

(... is a kind of engineer ) a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer concerned with the construction and operation of mines

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer trained in the extraction and refining and alloying and fabrication of metals

(... is a kind of engineer ) a person trained to design and construct machines

(... is a kind of engineer ) a naval officer responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ship's engines

(... is a kind of engineer ) a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer concerned with the design and construction of automobiles

(... is a kind of engineer ) a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer of aircraft and space vehicles

(... is a kind of engineer ) an engineer concerned with the design and construction of aircraft

(... is an instance of engineer) United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)

(... is an instance of engineer) engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)

(... is an instance of engineer) English engineer who built the first railway locomotive (1771-1833)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)

(... is an instance of engineer) Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)

(... is an instance of engineer) German aircraft engineer who designed the first all-metal airplane (1859-1935)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)

(... is an instance of engineer) United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)

(... is an instance of engineer) French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)

(... is an instance of engineer) English engineer who developed a method of preserving food by sterilizing it with heat and sealing it inside a steel container--the first tin can (1768-1855)

(... is an instance of engineer) German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)

(... is an instance of engineer) German engineer and automobile manufacturer who produced the first high-speed internal combustion engine (1834-1900)

(... is an instance of engineer) Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)

Definition 2: the operator of a railway locomotive - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for engineer in the sense of this definition

(engineer is a kind of ...) an agent that operates some apparatus or machine

"the operator of the switchboard"

(... is an instance of engineer) United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)

Definition 3: plan and direct (a complex undertaking) - [verb of cognition]

Samples where engineer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he masterminded the robbery

Synonyms for engineer in the sense of this definition

(engineer is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of engineer ) plan and oversee the development and details of

"The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed"

Definition 4: design as an engineer - [verb of cognition]

Samples where engineer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He engineered the water supply project

(engineer is a kind of ...) make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

"design a better mousetrap" "plan the new wing of the museum"

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