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architect

noun ar·chi·tect \ˈär-kə-ˌtekt\

: a person who designs buildings

: a person who designs and guides a plan, project, etc.

Full Definition of ARCHITECT

1
:  a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction
2
:  a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking <the architect of American foreign policy>

Examples of ARCHITECT

  1. <the architect of the economic plan that rebuilt Europe after World War II>

Origin of ARCHITECT

Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek architektōn master builder, from archi- + tektōn builder, carpenter — more at technical
First Known Use: 1563

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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