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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Other Words from civil engineer

civil engineering noun

Examples of civil engineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Atout, 32, had a job as a civil engineer at Amtrak., 19 Aug. 2021 Florida buildings are required to be recertified for electrical and structural safety after 40 years, and the building had begun that process, said Walter Keller, a civil engineer and the town’s consultant planner. Deborah Acosta, WSJ, 24 June 2021 The drugs were discovered on May 19 by Angy Chambers, a civil engineer and wildlife manager, who noticed the packages strewn about the beach while conducting a turtle nesting survey, officials said. NBC News, 14 June 2021 Gino was a civil engineer, who had immigrated from Argentina. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 City civil engineer Lewis Clapp outlined projects in the capital improvement budget, which is $216 million over five years. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2021 Cattarossi said his father was a civil engineer, who had immigrated from Argentina, eventually moving the family to Miami in the late '80s. Hollie Silverman, Rebekah Riess And Natasha Chen, CNN, 13 July 2021 Mark Penzkover, a civil engineer near Milwaukee, jumped in his car the other day and like many others across the U.S., started making up for the last 15 months. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, 2 July 2021 But Ron Shaw, civil engineer for the project, presented a preliminary site plan to council. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of civil engineer

1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of civil engineer was in 1763

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“Civil engineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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