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engineer (n.)

14世纪中叶, enginour ,"军用发动机的建造者",来自古法语 engigneor "工程师、建筑师、战争发动机的制造者;谋划者"(12世纪),来自晚期拉丁语 ingeniare (见 engine );一般意义上的"发明者、设计师"是15世纪早期的记录;民用意义上的"发明者、设计师"指的是公共工程,是17世纪的记录,但直到19c才是这个词的普遍意义(因此,作为 civil engineer )。"机车司机"的含义最早见于1832年,美国英语。在古希腊,"发动机的制造者"是一个 mekhanopoios

engineer (v.)

1818年,"充当工程师",来自 engineer (n.)。形象意义上的"安排、策划、引导或管理(通过聪明才智或策略)"从1864年开始被证明,最初是在政治背景下。相关内容: Engineered 。中古英语有一个动词 engine "contrive,construct"(14世纪末),也有"诱惑、欺骗、欺骗"(14世纪)和"折磨"的意思。

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Definitions of engineer from WordNet
1
engineer (v.)
design as an engineer;
He engineered the water supply project
engineer (v.)
plan and direct (a complex undertaking);
Synonyms: mastermind / direct / organize / organise / orchestrate
2
engineer (n.)
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems;
Synonyms: applied scientist / technologist
engineer (n.)
the operator of a railway locomotive;
Synonyms: locomotive engineer / railroad engineer / engine driver
From wordnet.princeton.edu