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Definition of engineer:

  1. A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering. See under Engineering, n.
  2. One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.
  3. One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.
  4. To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.
  5. To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.

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