civil engineer


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

Examples of civil engineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Isaiah plans to become a civil engineer and attend the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2024 Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. Molly Fellin Spence, Baltimore Sun, 9 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for civil engineer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of civil engineer was in 1763

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Cite this Entry

“Civil engineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

civil engineer

: an engineer whose training or occupation is in the designing and construction of public works (as roads or harbors) and of various private works
civil engineering noun
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