civil engineer


Definition of civil engineer

: an engineer whose training or occupation is in the design and construction especially of public works (such as roads or harbors)

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civil engineering noun

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Keith is a civil engineer and Melinda is a property manager. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Al fresco backyard makes this St. Matthews home an entertainment mecca," 25 July 2019 The Virginia Beach attack began when a civil engineer opened fire on his co-workers and others. Washington Post, "Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws," 10 July 2019 Gregory Sommer, a civil engineer for the town of West Hartford, told the Courant in 2018 that the town has been eyeing that section of road for improvements since about 2013. Emily Brindley,, "West Hartford town council approves bike lane expansion on Mountain Road," 1 July 2019 Boris Ochoa-Tocachi, a civil engineer at Imperial College London, told Ars Technica. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient Peruvian engineering could help solve modern water shortages," 24 June 2019 The former Eleanor Zimmerman, the daughter of Joseph Zimmerman, a civil engineer, and his wife, Marie Naevy Zimmerman, a homemaker, was born and raised in Baltimore. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Eleanor Z. Troy, parochial school educator, dies," 5 June 2019 Kevin Lewis of IG Consulting, the civil engineer retained by Glencoe Developers LLC, said stormwater detention areas would be created in accordance with municipal and county guidelines. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Subdivision proposed for Glencoe meets resistance over stormwater management," 7 July 2019 Kevin Donahue, the city's deputy mayor for public safety, told The Associated Press that civil engineers will assess roads and bridges after the holiday to determine if there's been damage. NBC News, "D.C. plans to bill the gov't for any tank damage to roads, bridges after Trump's July 4th," 3 July 2019 The civil engineer moved back home with his parents in Danville for a year to save for a down payment. Louis Hansen, The Mercury News, "Bay Area home prices slump for second time in three months," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of civil engineer

1763, in the meaning defined above

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