architect

noun ar·chi·tect \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of architect

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

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ARCHITECT Defined for English Language Learners

architect

noun

Definition of architect for English Language Learners

  • : a person who designs buildings

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


ARCHITECT Defined for Kids

architect

noun ar·chi·tect \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt \

Definition of architect for Students

: a person who designs buildings


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