Definition of 'engineer'
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His father worked as an engineer and his mother opened a milk bar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only people who had any contact with him were the service engineers who turned on the gas. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This programme shows footage of the bridge being built and also includes interviews with the engineers and construction workers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also advised them to avoid characters who worked in town planning, civil engineering or dentistry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most stressful jobs included firefighter, industrial engineer and mechanic foreman. The Sun (2017)It also makes specialist windows and doors, and provides timber engineering services. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The civil engineer once built gleaming towers in Qatar and Dubai. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says that the construction, although complex, is not making the civil engineers blanch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)New degrees in food science, automotive and mechanical engineering, and geography are being launched this month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A lot of them haven't considered it before but they go away thinking they want to be racing drivers or engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All of the trained engineers were on deck. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has been a big week for engineering and construction services companies. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So did the civil engineers who built the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Many other engineering and electronics businesses were hit by the action. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Troops in tracked vehicles were used to ferry emergency supplies and engineers to fix power supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The relationship between driver and engineer is like a marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An engineer responsible for much of the railway it served. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We also sometimes send work to engineers we employ in other parts of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For a long time it was a union with many members in engineering. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The engineering and construction sectors would be hit hard by a ruling in favour of the claimants. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Something was going to happen as it had occurred so many times before with mechanics and engineers. The Sun (2011)The underlying reasons have been known to highways design engineers for decades. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My attitude towards gardening has more in common with civil engineering than with horticulture. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Many engineers were worried about this bold feature. Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history (1991)This gift for things mechanical and his skill as a mechanical engineer quickly made him a very wealthy man. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)They also want home service engineers. The Sun (2013)Before retiring in 1973 he worked at an engineering company. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Gradually, this method was accepted and instituted by a large number of managers and engineers. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsWe could turn those rangy, scary young men into electrical engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Almost half of trained engineers end up in the City. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Group activities include engineering, plastics, packaging and office equipment. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)
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British English: engineer /ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪə/ NOUN
An engineer is a person who designs, builds, and repairs machines, or structures such as roads, railways, and bridges.
- American English: engineer
- Arabic: مُهَنْدِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: engenheiro
- Chinese: 工程师
- Croatian: inženjer
- Czech: inženýr
- Danish: ingeniør
- Dutch: ingenieur
- European Spanish: ingeniero
- Finnish: insinööri
- French: ingénieur
- German: Techniker
- Greek: μηχανικός
- Italian: ingegnere
- Japanese: 技師
- Korean: 기술자
- Norwegian: ingeniør
- Polish: inżynier
- European Portuguese: engenheiro
- Romanian: inginer
- Russian: инженер
- Spanish: ingeniero
- Swedish: ingenjör
- Thai: วิศวกร
- Turkish: mühendis
- Ukrainian: інженер
- Vietnamese: kỹ sư
British English: engineer VERB
When a vehicle, bridge, or building is engineered, it is planned and constructed using scientific methods.
The spacious freeways were engineered by him.
Definition of engineer from the Collins English Dictionary
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