Origin of engineering
verb (used with object)
Origin of engineer
Related Words for engineeringconstruction, manufacturing, planning, design, architecture, metallurgy, building, handling, systematization, organization, implementing, organizing, structure, blueprinting, structures, surveying
Examples from the Web for engineering
Contemporary Examples of engineering
The Great Lakes states, for example, boast the largest concentration of engineering jobs (more than 318,000) of any major region.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen
December 7, 2014
Pragnell spent three months in Japan engineering prefabricated warehouses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels
November 18, 2014
Soon she caught the eye of the assistant manager, an engineering student at the University of Minnesota.Gay Talese on Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range
October 31, 2014
Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
Historical Examples of engineering
In engineering, in mining, in invention, there are endless possibilities.
Equally rich are the opportunities in other forms of engineering.
It was clumsy enough, but in my eyes a marvel of engineering art.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
The above are instances where science has come to the aid of engineering.
I made up my mind to go to Cornell for the course on engineering.The Harbor
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.