engineering etymology

English word engineering comes from English landlubber, English engineer

Detailed word origin of engineering

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
engineer English (eng) (Philippines) A title given to an engineer.. (chiefly, American) A person who controls motion of substance (such as a locomotive).. (nautical) A person employed in the engine room of a ship.. A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering. (transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.. (transitive) To control motion of [...]
engineering English (eng) (uncountable) The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.. Actions controling the motion, shape, and/or substance of any physical object(s).. Designates office area of the professional engineering staff.. The area aboard a ship where the engine is located.

Words with the same origin as engineering

Descendants of landlubber