Crossword clues for engineer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Engineer \En`gi*neer"\, n. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ing['e]nieur. See Engine, n.]
A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering; as, a civil engineer; an electronic engineer; a chemical engineer. See under Engineering, n.
One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
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.
Engineer \En`gi*neer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engineered; p. pr. & vb. n. Engineering.]
To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.
To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., enginour, "constructor of military engines," from Old French engigneor "engineer, architect, maker of war-engines; schemer" (12c.), from Late Latin ingeniare (see engine); general sense of "inventor, designer" is recorded from early 15c.; civil sense, in reference to public works, is recorded from c.1600 but not the common meaning of the word until 19c (hence lingering distinction as civil engineer). Meaning "locomotive driver" is first attested 1832, American English. A "maker of engines" in ancient Greece was a mekhanopoios.
1818, "act as an engineer," from engineer (n.). Figurative sense of "arrange, contrive, guide or manage (via ingenuity or tact)" is attested from 1864, originally in a political context. Related: Engineered. Middle English had a verb engine "contrive, construct" (late 14c.), also "seduce, trick, deceive" (c.1300) and "put to torture."
n. 1 A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering. 2 (label en chiefly American) A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive). vb. 1 (context transitive English) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer. 2 (context transitive English) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering. 3 (context transitive English) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.
Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").
The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.
The Engineer is the name of two fictional characters in the . The current Engineer, Angela Spica, a member of Stormwatch, first appears in The Authority #1 and was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.
Engineer is the Annual Technical Symposium of NITK Surathkal and is one of the largest of its kind in India. Started in 2005 as an amalgamation of many technical fests held in NITK Surathkal by its various student clubs, Engineer has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. It is held over 4 days in the second half of the month of October and has consistently attracted participants from all over India. A Penrose Triangle is used as its logo with the tagline 'Think.Create.Engineer'.
In its previous editions, Engineer brought organizations such as CERN, MIT Media and Bell labs while catering to a participation pool of over 6000 students from 150 colleges across 65 countries.
Many technical and entrepreneurship events are held during the fest, including quizzes, Coding marathons, RC car racing and the like. These are broadly classified into various Branch Events. Apart from this, Workshops in a variety of fields are also held. To highlight the social responsibility of Engineers, social/environmental awareness initiatives are undertaken under the banner of SCE (Socially Conscious Engineering). Technites is another major attraction, showcasing the beauty of technology after dark.
Guest speakers of past editions have included Richard Stallman, Sam Pitroda, Anthony James Leggett, Ankit Fadia and others.
Engineer is a shelved Tamil language film directed by Gandhi Krishna and written by Sujatha originally slated to be released in 1999. The film was based on the true story of the Sardar Sarovar Dam project and was being made in Tamil with planned versions in Telugu and Hindi too. The film had featured Arvind Swamy and Madhuri Dixit in the leading roles, with music composed by A.R. Rahman and cinematography by Jeeva.
However, the film was shelved after 80 percent of shooting was completed. Despite reports in 2004 with a new look with a different cast and producer, this has proved to be untrue.
Engineer is an honorific used in Afghanistan, which is commonly translated into English, rather than being transliterated, like " Mullah" or " Maulvi".
Engineer (foaled c.1756) was a brown English Thoroughbred stallion bred by William Fenton of Glass House, near Leeds, Yorkshire. His outstanding son was Mambrino, although he sired some good race horses, such as King's Plate winner Fireworker, and Black Tom, a number of his daughters gained distinction as broodmares.
An engineer is a professional practitioner in various disciplines of engineering.
Engineer may also refer to:
An operator of equipment:
- Railroad engineer, an operator of a locomotive
- Flight engineer, an operator of aircraft systems
- Stationary engineer, an operator of boilers, turbines and generators
- Audio engineer or sound mixer, an operator of recording, broadcasting and mixing consoles
- Marine engineer, an operator of propulsion systems in the engine department of a ship
- A firefighter whose assignment is to drive the fire apparatus
- An ingénieur creates the equipment used by a stage magician
Military titles and ranks:
- Sapper, pioneer, or combat engineer, a soldier who performs building, digging, repairing and similar work
- Engineer Officer, a title for several types of officers in the British military
- Chief engineer, a licensed mariner in charge of the engineering department on a vessel
A title used in certain trade certification programs:
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- Certified Novell Engineer
- Red Hat Certified Engineer
A surname in India, commonly but not exclusively Parsi:
- Aryana Engineer (born 2001), Canadian child actress
- Asghar Ali Engineer (born 1939), Indian Islamic scholar and leader of the Progressive Dawoodi Bohra
- Aspy Engineer (1912–2002), Indian air marshal and ambassador to Iran
- Farokh Engineer (born 1938), Indian cricketer
- Sachet Engineer, Indian actor and champion swimmer
- Engineer (Afghan honorific), an honorific used in Afghanistan, commonly translated into English rather than transliterated
- Engineer (Technical Fest), a technical symposium of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka NITK
- Engineer (comics), the title of two Wildstorm comics characters
- Engineers (band), a British rock band
- Engineers (Engineers album), 2005
- Engineers (Gary Numan album), 1980
- Engineer (film), a Tamil language film originally slated to be released in 1999
- Engineer (horse), a brown English Thoroughbred stallion
- A student or alumni of Brooklyn Technical High School
- An alumnus of one of the French " Grandes Écoles"
- The Engineer, playable class in the Team Fortress 2 video game series
- Engineers, a race of aliens, forerunners of humanity, from the 2012 film Prometheus
- MIT Engineers the name of MIT sports teams.
Usage examples of "engineer".
Eads, the engineer, determined to establish the piers and abutments on rock at a depth for the east pier and east abutment of 136 ft.
An experienced social engineer is able to gain access to virtually any targeted information by using the strategies and tactics of his craft.
By limiting the accessibility of the names and telephone numbers of employees, a company makes it more difficult for the social engineer to identify targets in the company, or names of legitimate employees for use in deceiving other personnel.
In the kind of universe Herbert sees, where there are no final answers, and no absolute security, adaptability in all its forms-- from engineering improvisation to social mobility to genetic variability--is essential.
Questions were raised as to the adequacy of safety precautions taken by the City, but after expert testimony by City engineer Gordon Perkins these were dismissed.
British engineering magazine to describe a kind of aerofoil used in experiments.
A large number of skilled engineers had already been brought from the fleet and were busily at work adapting the exterior industrial apparatus of the place to the purposes of an aeronautic park.
It was a sworn affidavit by Hermann Graebe, the manager and engineer of a branch office in the Ukraine of a German construction firm.
Murphy walked aft to look into the maneuvering room to see how the Engineering Officer of the Watch was handling the frantic actions required during a reactor scram.
Murphy ordered the engineer from aft, and in a few moments Jackson Vaughn appeared, hair soaked with sweat, coveralls stained with dirt, a Beretta 9-mm automatic stuffed into his belt.
It was strange, that the entire ship was divided between these two officers, Alameda running the aft half with the engineering spaces, Crossfield responsible for the operation of the tactical half, the forward spaces with the torpedoes and electronic control and sensor areas.
Facing him on the outboard side next to Schultz was Chief Engineer Alameda and Damage Control Assistant Duke Phelps.
How embarrassing would that be, he thought in panic, if Alameda had heard him moaning her name while he was in the lower rack mere inches from her fold-down desk while she pulled an allnighter on her engineering paperwork?
As Alameda hurried out of the control room Pacino caught her eye, but the look on her face still belonged to the chief engineer.
So it was that Asquith purged his body of all nanotechnology, reversed some minor gene engineering, and arrived on Ambergris just in time for some of the excitement he thought he was seeking.