Meaning of ARCHITECT in English


I. ˈärkəˌtekt, ˈȧk- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, architecton, from Greek architektōn chief artificer, master builder, from archi- + tektōn workman, carpenter — more at technical

1. : a person skilled in the art of building : a professional student of architecture or one who makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of and to draw up specifications for buildings and to superintend their execution — compare landscape architect , marine architect

2. : one that plans and achieves especially an objective that is felt to be the product of painstaking construction

the … architects of Portugal's … empire in the Far East — S.E.Morison

the great architect of the military victory — Time

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to plan and contrive as an architect

the book is not well architected — Times Literary Supplement

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