engineer

engineer
I UK [ˌendʒɪˈnɪə(r)] / US [ˌendʒɪˈnɪr] noun [countable]
Word forms "engineer":
singular engineer plural engineers
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1) someone who designs or builds things such as roads, railways, bridges, or machines
a) someone who controls the engines on a ship or aircraft

the chief engineer

b) British someone who repairs machines or electrical equipment
c) someone who designs and repairs computer programs
2) someone who is responsible for something useful or successful

Mr Carr had been the engineer of the company's fortunes.


II UK [ˌendʒɪˈnɪə(r)] / US [ˌendʒɪˈnɪr] verb [transitive]
Word forms "engineer":
present tense I/you/we/they engineer he/she/it engineers present participle engineering past tense engineered past participle engineered
1) to design things such as roads, railways, bridges, or machines
2) to arrange for something to happen, especially in a useful and skilful way

Government officials managed to engineer a meeting between the two ambassadors.


English dictionary. 2014.

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