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[n] a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
[n] the operator of a railway locomotive
[v] plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
[v] design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"

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\En`gi*neer"\, n. [OE. enginer: cf. OF. engignier, F. ing['e]nieur. See {Engine}, n.]
1. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under {Engineering}, n.
2. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
3. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager. [Colloq.] {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}.
\En`gi*neer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engineered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engineering}.]
1. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road. --J. Hamilton.
2. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress. [Colloq.]

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