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engineer

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en=gi=neer

CIDE DICTIONARY

engineern. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ingénieur. 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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.  [1913 Webster]
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.
engineerv. t. 
  •  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]
  •  To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

engineer, n. & v.
--n.
1 a person qualified in a branch of engineering, esp. as a professional.
2 = civil engineer.
3 a person who makes or is in charge of engines.
4 US an engine-driver.
5 a person who designs and constructs military works; a soldier trained for this purpose.
6 (foll. by of) a skilful or artful contriver.
--v.
1 tr. arrange, contrive, or bring about, esp. artfully.
2 intr. act as an engineer.
3 tr. construct or manage as an engineer.

Derivative
engineership n.
Etymology
ME f. OF engigneor f. med.L ingeniator -oris f. ingeniare (as ENGINE)

THESAURUS

engineer

Seabee, accomplish, achieve, act, aeronautical engineer, agent, agricultural engineer, ancestors, angle, apprentice, architect, arrange, artificer, artist, author, automotive engineer, be productive, be responsible for, begetter, beginner, brew, bring about, bring into being, bring to fruition, build, builder, cabal, call the signals, captain, carry on, cause, ceramic engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, clear, clear the hurdle, collude, combat engineer, come along, come on, command, communications engineer, complot, conceiver, concoct, conduct, conductor, connive, conspire, construct, constructor, contrive, contriver, control, cook up, countermine, counterplot, craftsman, creator, cut the mustard, designer, develop, devise, deviser, direct, discoverer, do, driver, effector, effectuate, electrical engineer, electronics engineer, engenderer, engine driver, engineman, execute, executor, executrix, father, finagle, finesse, founder, frame, frame up, fuel engineer, functionary, generator, geological engineer, gerrymander, get along, get by, get on, go on, govern, gripman, grower, hack it, handle, handler, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, head, head up, highway engineer, hogger, hoghead, hydraulic engineer, inaugurator, industrial engineer, industrialist, industrialize, initiator, instigator, institutor, intrigue, introducer, invent, inventor, jockey, journeyman, lay a plot, lead, lead on, machinate, make, make it, make out, make the grade, make the rules, maker, manage, manage somehow, maneuver, manipulate, manipulator, manufacturer, marine engineer, mass-produce, master, master craftsman, mastermind, mechanic, mechanical engineer, metallurgical engineer, metallurgist, military engineer, mother, motorman, muddle through, negotiate, nuclear engineer, officer, operant, operate, operative, operator, order, ordnance engineer, organize, organizer, originate, originator, overproduce, past master, perform, petroleum engineer, pilot, pioneer, plan, planner, play games, plot, power engineer, power-supply engineer, precursor, prescribe, prime mover, produce, producer, product engineer, pull strings, pull the strings, put over, put through, quarterback, radar engineer, radio engineer, raiser, realize, realizer, regulate, repairman, rig, rocket engineer, run, runner, sanitary engineer, sapper, sapper and miner, scheme, scrape along, set up, shaper, sire, skipper, smith, steam engineer, steersman, succeed in, swing, swing the deal, take command, take the lead, technician, ventilation engineer, volume-produce, wangle, water-supply engineer, work, worry along, wright

ROGET THESAURUS

engineer

Agent

N doer, actor, agent, performer, perpetrator, operator, executor, executrix, practitioner, worker, stager, bee, ant, working bee, termite, white ant, laboring oar, servant of all work, factotum, workman, artisan, craftsman, handicraftsman, mechanic, operative, working man, laboring man, demiurgus, hewers of wood and drawers of water, laborer, navvy, hand, man, day laborer, journeyman, charwoman, hack, mere tool, beast of burden, drudge, fag, lumper, roustabout, maker, artificer, artist, wright, manufacturer, architect, builder, mason, bricklayer, smith, forger, Vulcan, carpenter, ganger, platelayer, blacksmith, locksmith, sailmaker, wheelwright, machinist, mechanician, engineer, sempstress, semstress, seamstress, needlewoman, workwoman, tailor, cordwainer, minister, servant, representative, coworker, party to, participator in, particeps criminis, dramatis personae, personnel, quorum pars magna fui, faber est quisque fortunae suae.

Combatant

N combatant, disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent, competitor, rival, corrival, fighter, assailant, champion, Paladin, mosstrooper, swashbuckler fire eater, duelist, bully, bludgeon man, rough, prize fighter, pugilist, boxer, bruiser, the fancy, gladiator, athlete, wrestler, fighting-cock, game-cock, warrior, soldier, fighting man, Amazon, man at arms, armigerent, campaigner, veteran, swordsman, sabreur, redcoat, military man, Rajput, armed force, troops, soldiery, military forces, sabaoth, the army, standing army, regulars, the line, troops of the line, militia, yeomanry, volunteers, trainband, fencible, auxiliary, bersagliere, brave, garde-nationale, garde-royale, minuteman, auxiliary forces, reserve forces, reserves, posse comitatus, national guard, gendarme, beefeater, guards, guardsman, yeomen of the guard, life guards, household troops, janissary, myrmidon, Mama, Mameluke, spahee, spahi, Cossack, Croat, Pandoz, irregular, guerilla, partisan, condottiere, franctireur, tirailleur, bashi-bazouk, vietminh, vietcong, shining path, contras, huk, hukbalahap, mercenary, soldier of fortune, hired gun, gunfighter, gunslinger, bushwhacker, free lance, companion, Hessian, hit man torpedo, soldier, levy, draught, Landwehr, Landsturm, conscript, recruit, cadet, raw levies, infantry, infantryman, private, private soldier, foot soldier, Tommy Atkins, rank and file, peon, trooper, sepoy, legionnaire, legionary, cannon fodder, food for powder, officer, subaltern, ensign, standard bearer, spearman, pikeman, spear bearer, halberdier, lancer, musketeer, carabineer, rifleman, jager, sharpshooter, yager, skirmisher, grenadier, fusileer, archer, bowman, horse and foot, horse soldier, cavalry, horse, artillery, horse artillery, light horse, voltigeur, uhlan, mounted rifles, dragoon, hussar, light dragoon, heavy dragoon, heavy, cuirassier, Foot Guards, Horse Guards, gunner, cannoneer, bombardier, artilleryman, matross, sapper, sapper and miner, engineer, light infantry, rifles, chasseur, zouave, military train, coolie, army, corps d'armee, host, division, battalia, column, wing, detachment, garrison, flying column, brigade, regiment, corps, battalion, sotnia, squadron, company, platoon, battery, subdivision, section, squad, piquet, picket, guard, rank, file, legion, phalanx, cohort, cloud of skirmishers, war horse, charger, destrier, marine, man-of-war's man, navy, wooden walls, naval forces, fleet, flotilla, armada, squadron, man-of-war, destroyer, submarine, minesweeper, torpedo-boat, torpedo-destroyer, patrol torpedo boat, PT boat, torpedo- catcher, war castle, H, M, S, battleship, battle wagon, dreadnought, line of battle ship, ship of the line, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, helicopter carrier, missile platform, missile boat, ironclad, turret ship, ram, monitor, floating battery, first- rate, frigate, sloop of war, corvette, gunboat, bomb vessel, flagship, guard ship, cruiser, armored cruiser, protected cruiser, privateer, tender, store ship, troop ship, transport, catamaran, merchant marine.

Traveler

N traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter, tourist, excursionist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, Alpine Club, peregrinator, wanderer, rover, straggler, rambler, bird of passage, gadabout, gadling, vagrant, scatterling, landloper, waifs and estrays, wastrel, foundling, loafer, tramp, tramper, vagabond, nomad, Bohemian, gypsy, Arab, Wandering Jew, Hadji, pilgrim, palmer, peripatetic, somnambulist, emigrant, fugitive, refugee, beach comber, booly, globegirdler, globetrotter, vagrant, hobo, night walker, sleep walker, noctambulist, runabout, straphanger, swagman, swagsman, trecker, trekker, zingano, zingaro, runner, courier, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, comet, pedestrian, walker, foot passenger, cyclist, wheelman, rider, horseman, equestrian, cavalier, jockey, roughrider, trainer, breaker, driver, coachman, whip, Jehu, charioteer, postilion, postboy, carter, wagoner, drayman, cabman, cabdriver, voiturier, vetturino, condottiere, engine driver, stoker, fireman, guard, chauffeur, conductor, engineer, gharry-wallah, gari-wala, hackman, syce, truckman, on the road.

Experiment

N experiment, essay, analysis, screen, trial, tentative method, t=atonnement, verification, probation, experimentum crucis, proof, (demonstration), criterion, diagnostic, test, probe, crucial test, acid test, litmus test, crucible, reagent, check, touchstone, pix, assay, ordeal, ring, litmus paper, curcuma paper, turmeric paper, test tube, analytical instruments, empiricism, rule of thumb, feeler, trial balloon, pilot balloon, messenger balloon, pilot engine, scout, straw to show the wind, speculation, random shot, leap in the dark, analyzer, analyst, assayist, adventurer, experimenter, experimentist, experimentalist, scientist, engineer, technician, subject, experimentee, guinea pig, experimental animal, protocol, experimental method, blind experiment, double-blind experiment, controlled experiment, poll, survey, opinion poll, epidemiological survey, retrospective analysis, retrospective survey, prospective survey, prospective analysis, statistical analysis, literature search, library research, tryout, audition, discovery, measurement, evidence, deduction, induction, abduction, experimental, empirical, probative, probatory, probationary, provisional, analytic, docimastic, tentative, unverified, unproven, speculative, untested, on trial, under examination, on probation, under probation, on one's trial, on approval, check it out, give it a try, see how it goes, Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.


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