- A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
- A person who, given a problem and a specific set of goals and constraints, finds a technical solution to the problem that satisfies those goals within those constraints. The goals and constraints may be technical, social, or business related.
- (formerly) A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).
Etymology: engineour, from enginer, from engin.
- (transitive) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
- (transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
- (transitive) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.
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