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English noun: engineer

1. engineer (person) a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems


Synonymsapplied scientist, technologist


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)aeronautical engineer, aerospace engineer, army engineer, automotive engineer, civil engineer, coder, computer programmer, electrical engineer, marine engineer, mechanical engineer, metallurgical engineer, metallurgist, military engineer, mining engineer, naval engineer, programmer, rocket engineer, rocket scientist, software engineer, surveyor


Instance hyponymAlexandre Gustave Eiffel, Bryan Donkin, Buckminster Fuller, Charles Franklin Kettering, Charles Kettering, Claude E. Shannon, Claude Elwood Shannon, Claude Shannon, da Vinci, Daimler, Diesel, Donkin, Eiffel, Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Fuller, George Washington Goethals, Goethals, Gottlieb Daimler, Hugo Junkers, James Watt, John Augustus Roebling, John Roebling, Junkers, Karl Wilhelm Siemens, Kettering, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Richard Trevithick, Roebling, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Shannon, Siemens, Sir Charles William Siemens, Sperry, Thomas Augustus Watson, Trevithick, Watson, Watt

2. engineer (person) the operator of a railway locomotive


Synonymsengine driver, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer


Broader (hypernym)manipulator, operator


Instance hyponymCasey Jones, John Luther Jones, Jones


English verb: engineer

1. engineer (cognition) design as an engineer


SamplesHe engineered the water supply project.


ExamplesDid he engineer his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)design, plan

2. engineer (cognition) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)


SamplesHe masterminded the robbery.


Synonymsdirect, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)plan


Narrower (hyponym)choreograph









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