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An engineer is a skilled person who uses scientific knowledge to design and construct machinery, electrical devices, or roads and bridges.
An engineer is also a person who repairs mechanical or electrical devices.
In American English, a person who drives a train is also called an engineer.
In British English, a person who drives a train is called an engine driver.
Past participle: engineered
|Noun||1.||engineer - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
aeronautical engineer - an engineer concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
aerospace engineer - an engineer of aircraft and space vehicles
army engineer, military engineer - a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work
automotive engineer - an engineer concerned with the design and construction of automobiles
civil engineer - an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)
electrical engineer - a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity
marine engineer, naval engineer - a naval officer responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ship's engines
mechanical engineer - a person trained to design and construct machines
metallurgical engineer, metallurgist - an engineer trained in the extraction and refining and alloying and fabrication of metals
mining engineer - an engineer concerned with the construction and operation of mines
coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
surveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
|2.||engineer - the operator of a railway locomotive|
|Verb||1.||engineer - design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"|
|2.||engineer - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"|
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
choreograph - plan and oversee the development and details of; "The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed"
ship's engineer → ingeniero/a m/f naval
electrical/TV engineer → técnico/a m/f electricista/de televisión
the Royal Engineers (Mil) → el Cuerpo de Ingenieros