Definitions for architectˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. architect, designer(noun)

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


  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

  3. Origin: [L. architectus, architecton, Gr. chief artificer, master builder; pref. 'archi- (E. archi-) + workman, akin to art, skill, to produce: cf. F. architecte, It. architetto. See Technical.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Architect

    ärk′i-tekt, n. a master-builder: one who designs buildings and superintends their erection: a maker: any contriver, as the Creator.—adjs. Architecton′ic, pertaining to architecture: constructive: controlling, having direction: (metaph.) pertaining to the arrangement of knowledge.—n. the science of architecture: the systematic arrangement of knowledge.—adj. Architect′ural.—n. Architect′ure, the art or science of building: structure: in specific sense, one of the fine arts, the art of architecture—also used of any distinct style, e.g. Gothic, Byzantine architecture. [Gr. architektōnarchi-, chief, and tektōn, a builder.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of architect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of architect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Kissinger:

    Nixon was the architect.

  2. Sallust:

    Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

  3. Mathurin Regnier:

    Every one is the architect of his own fortune.

  4. Alex Kipman:

    Imagine an architect walking around their designs.

  5. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.

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