What does architect mean?

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ˈɑr kɪˌtɛktar·chi·tect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. architect, designernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. architectnoun

    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. architectnoun

    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. architectverb

    To design, plan, or orchestrate.

    He architected the military coup against the government.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ARCHITECTnoun

    Etymology: architectus, Lat.

    The architect’s glory consists in the designment and idea of the work; his ambition should be to make the form triumph over the matter. Henry Wotton.

    The hasty multitude
    Admiring enter’d, and the work some praise,
    And some the architect: his hand was known
    In heav’n, by many a tow’red structure high,
    Where scepter’d angels held their residence,
    And sat as princes. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i.

    This inconvenience the divine architect of the body obviated. John Ray, on the Creation.

    An irreligious Moor,
    Chief architect and plotter of these woes. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Architectnoun

    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. Architectnoun

    a contriver, designer, or maker

  3. Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of architect in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    My brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do. He united the country, he organized our country and he kept us safe. And there's no denying that. The great majority of Americans believe that, and I don't know why he keeps bringing this up. It doesn't show that he's a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and being the architect of a foreign policy.

  2. Mark DeMoss:

    We don't apply it in business, in school, hiring of a plumber, a painter or an architect, there is nothing else we do in life where this person has to be my stripe of Christian or I won't work with them. I think it is a double standard litmus test.

  3. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

  4. Gary Johnson:

    I don’t think there is any question that if Hillary is elected, government is going to expand. With regard to military and foreign policy, she has been an architect, is anything going to change with regards to foreign policy? No.

  5. Rose McGowan:

    Mine was a year ago, I was the architect, but I didn’t talk … I wanted them to have a voice.

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