Definitions for architectˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•chi•tectˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt(n.)

  1. a person who engages in the profession of architecture.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a person professionally engaged in the design of certain constructions other than buildings:

    landscape architect.

  3. planner; deviser; creator:

    the architects of the report.

Origin of architect:

1555–65; < L architectus < Gk architéktōn= Gk archi-archi - +tektōn builder

Princeton's WordNet

  1. architect, designer(noun)

    someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. architect(noun)ˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt

    sb who designs buildings

    the architect's plans


  1. architect(Noun)

    A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.

    Plato made the causes of things to be matter, ideas, and an efficient architect.

  2. architect(Noun)

    A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.

    Peisistratus was the first architect of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

  3. architect(Verb)

    To design, plan, or orchestrate.

    He architected the military coup against the government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Architect(noun)

    a person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of buildings, and to superintend the artificers employed

  2. Architect(noun)

    a contriver, designer, or maker


  1. Architect

    An architect is a person trained and licensed to plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design and construction of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. Etymologically, architect derives from the Latin architectus, which derives from the Greek arkhitekton, i.e., chief builder. Professionally, an architect's decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialized training consisting of advanced education and a practicum for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture. Practical, technical, and academic requirements for becoming an architect vary by jurisdiction. The terms architect and architecture are also used in the disciplines of landscape architecture, naval architecture and often information technology. In most jurisdictions, the professional and commercial uses of the terms "architect" and "landscape architect" are legally protected.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'architect' in Nouns Frequency: #1481

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who designs buildings etc.

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