engineer engineer  /ˈɛn dʒə ˈnɪr/


  1. (n) a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
  2. (n) the operator of a railway locomotive
  3. (v) design as an engineer
  4. (v) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)


  1. A scarcity of petroleum engineers means hard-to-get crude is increasingly difficult to extract and even high salaries will not solve the problem overnight.
  2. On the middeck below were Ellison Onizuka, an aerospace engineer; Gregory Jarvis, an electrical engineer; and McAuliffe.
  3. So it was the humidity! How a kindly engineer from the Snowbelt made the Sunbelt boom.


  1. Assistant engineer resigns; no word from engineer applicant

    Page County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of assistant county engineer Brandon Burmeister during their Wednesday, June 12, meeting. His resignation is effective June 25.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Shenandoah Valley News

  2. BP Engineer Accused in Oil Spill Cover-up Goes to Court

    It was the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Wednesday, a former BP engineer will go to court for getting rid of crucial information about the spill...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: 5 Eyewitness News St. Paul

  3. Monroe engineer charged following three-car crash

    MONROE — The township’s longtime engineer and emergency management coordinator was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault by auto on June 6 in connection with a June 4 motor vehicle accident. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: East Brunswick Sentinel

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  1. "Five days before the explosion, BP's drilling engineer called Macondo a 'nightmare well'. BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure," they wrote. "Time after...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source:

  2. "Let's think about this: these are the same guys who helped engineer the distraction of the war in Iraq at a time when we could have pinned down the people who actually committed 9-11," Obama told reporters on his campaign plane.
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. Anwar accused Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government of trying to "engineer an atmosphere of fear and instability" to avert his bid to seize power.
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: FOXNews

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