architect

noun

ar·​chi·​tect ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio)
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 in a Sentence

the architect of the economic plan that rebuilt Europe after World War II
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of architect was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Architect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/architect. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

architect

noun
ar·​chi·​tect ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio)
: a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction

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