Synonyms for engineer

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : en-juh-neer
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər

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Définition of engineer

Origin :
  • early 14c., "constructor of military engines," from Old French engigneor, from Late Latin ingeniare (see engine); general sense of "inventor, designer" is recorded from early 15c.; civil sense, in reference to public works, is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "locomotive driver" is first attested 1832, American English. A "maker of engines" in ancient Greece was a mekhanopoios.
  • noun person who puts together things
  • verb devise; bring about
Example sentences :
  • "It was providential, your seeing the rock," he said to the engineer.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • So Bill Nevins, my engineer, who was workin' the h'ister, and I went up.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • In his work as engineer he had had occasion to study up Morse in heliographing.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • The room was not at all what one might expect of an engineer's study.
  • Extract from : « Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ » by Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • The engineer knows best what tools to use in strengthening his own machine.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • "It all makes me feel so lonely," whispered June, clinging to the engineer's arm.
  • Extract from : « The End of Time » by Wallace West
  • The flash wavered as the engineer tried to get his nerves under control.
  • Extract from : « The End of Time » by Wallace West
  • The engineer winced as Solinski enfolded his hand in a clammy grip.
  • Extract from : « The End of Time » by Wallace West
  • The engineer laughed bitterly as he reached for a cigarette.
  • Extract from : « The End of Time » by Wallace West
  • With revolver in hand he instructed the engineer to pull out.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Hoover » by Vernon Kellogg

Antonyms for engineer

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