engineer


engineer
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noun
1 designs/builds engines, roads, etc.
ADJECTIVE
chief
chartered (BrE), qualified, skilled, trained

You need the advice of a qualified engineer.

consultant, consulting
aeronautical, aerospace, aircraft, flight
automotive (esp. AmE)
electrical, electronics
computer, software
recording, sound
manufacturing (esp. AmE)
civil, highway, mining, railway (BrE), structural
city
design, production
project
agricultural, chemical, marine, mechanical
ENGINEER + VERB
build sth, design sth, develop sth

engineers who designed and built advanced military aircraft

2 repairs machines/equipment
ADJECTIVE
qualified, skilled, trained
maintenance (esp. BrE), service, support

We were on the phone with a technical support engineer.

heating, lighting, telephone (all BrE)
VERB + ENGINEER
call in, call out (both BrE)
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verb
1 manage to arrange sth
ADVERB
brilliantly, carefully, deliberately

She carefully engineered a meeting with the chairman.

VERB + ENGINEER
seek to, try to
2 design and build sth
ADVERB
carefully, finely, precisely
superbly, well

The car is superbly engineered and a pleasure to drive.

specially, specifically (esp. AmE)

This heavier-weight paper is specifically engineered for inkjet printing.

socially
genetically

genetically engineered plants

Engineer is used with these nouns as the object: ↑coup

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Engineer — En gi*neer , n. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ing[ e]nieur. See {Engine}, n.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engineer — En gi*neer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engineered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engineering}.] 1. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road. J. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2. To use contrivance and effort …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engineer — [en΄jə nir′] n. [earlier enginer < ME enginour < OFr engigneur] 1. Now Rare a person who makes engines 2. a person skilled or occupied in some branch of engineering [a mechanical engineer] 3. a) a person who operates or supervises the… …   English World dictionary

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  • engineer — vb *guide, pilot, lead, steer Analogous words: manage, direct, *conduct, control …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • engineer — ► NOUN 1) a person qualified in engineering. 2) a person who maintains or controls an engine or machine. 3) a person who skilfully originates something. ► VERB 1) design and build. 2) contrive to bring about …   English terms dictionary

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  • engineer — [[t]e̱nʤɪnɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ engineers, engineering, engineered 1) N COUNT An engineer is a person who uses scientific knowledge to design, construct, and maintain engines and machines or structures such as roads, railways, and bridges. → See also …   English dictionary


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