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engineer

 
Noun engineer has 2 senses
  1. engineer, applied scientist, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    --1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 has particulars:
     aeronautical engineer; aerospace engineer; army engineer, military engineer; automotive engineer; civil engineer; electrical engineer; marine engineer, naval engineer; mechanical engineer; metallurgist, metallurgical engineer; mining engineer; programmer, computer programmer, coder, software engineer; rocket engineer, rocket scientist; surveyor; Daimler, Gottlieb Daimler; Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel; Donkin, Bryan Donkin; Eiffel, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel; Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller; Goethals, George Washington Goethals; Junkers, Hugo Junkers; Kettering, Charles Kettering, Charles Franklin Kettering; Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, da Vinci; Roebling, John Roebling, John Augustus Roebling; Shannon, Claude Shannon, Claude E. Shannon, Claude Elwood Shannon; Siemens, Karl Wilhelm Siemens, Sir Charles William Siemens; Sperry, Elmer Ambrose Sperry; Trevithick, Richard Trevithick; Watson, Thomas Augustus Watson; Watt, James Watt
    Derived forms: verb engineer1, verb engineer2
  2. engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engine driver - the operator of a railway locomotive
    --2 is a kind of operator, manipulator
    --2 has particulars: Jones, Casey Jones, John Luther Jones
Verb engineer has 2 senses
  1. engineer - design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"
    --1 is one way to
    design, plan
    Derived forms: noun engineer1, noun engineering1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he engineer his major works over a short period of time?
  2. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
    --2 is one way to plan
    Derived form: noun engineer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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