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English Dictionary: engineer by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
engineer
n
  1. a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    Synonym(s): engineer, applied scientist, technologist
  2. the operator of a railway locomotive
    Synonym(s): engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driver
v
  1. design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"
  2. plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
    Synonym(s): mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Engineer \En`gi*neer"\, n. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F.
      ing[82]nieur. See {Engine}, n.]
      1. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any
            branch of engineering. See under {Engineering}, n.
  
      2. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an
            engine driver.
  
      3. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or
            artful contrivance; an efficient manager. [Colloq.]
  
      {Civil engineer}, a person skilled in the science of civil
            engineering.
  
      {Military engineer}, one who executes engineering works of a
            military nature. See under {Engineering}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Engineer \En`gi*neer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engineered}; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Engineering}.]
      1. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the
            work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road. --J.
            Hamilton.
  
      2. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of;
            to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
            [Colloq.]
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