- engine room,
- engine turning,
- engineer officer,
- engineer's chain,
- engineering geology,
Origin of engineering
verb (used with object)
Origin of engineer
Examples from the Web for engineering
The Great Lakes states, for example, boast the largest concentration of engineering jobs (more than 318,000) of any major region.
Pragnell spent three months in Japan engineering prefabricated warehouses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.
Soon she caught the eye of the assistant manager, an engineering student at the University of Minnesota.
Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.
It was one of the engineering wonders of the world, but I fear I did not appreciate it.Sylvia's Marriage|Upton Sinclair
Thus it will be seen that engineering is a distinctive and important profession.Opportunities in Engineering|Charles M. Horton
The building of this great military center almost overnight was an engineering feat of no mean magnitude.
Sir Peter chatted with them for a while, and then buried himself in the "Engineering Review."Old Valentines|Munson Aldrich Havens
He had said that the next year he was to go to the School of Engineering at the University.Fairies and Folk of Ireland|William Henry Frost
Word Origin for engineer
1680s, from engineer (n.). Meaning "work done by an engineer" is from 1720. As a field of study, attested from 1792. An earlier word was engineership (1640s); engineery was attempted in 1793, but it did not stick.
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.