Pronunciation: (en"ju-nēr'),[key] —n. 1. a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines, or in any of various branches of engineering: a mechanical engineer; a civil engineer. 2. a person who operates or is in charge of an engine.
3. Also called locomotive engineer.Railroads.a person who operates or is in charge of a locomotive.
4. a member of an army, navy, or air force specially trained in engineering work.
5. a skillful manager: a political engineer.
—v.t. 1. to plan, construct, or manage as an engineer: He's engineered several big industrial projects. 2. to design or create using the techniques or methods of engineering: The motor has been engineered to run noiselessly. 3. to arrange, manage, or carry through by skillful or artful contrivance: He certainly engineered the election campaign beautifully.