architect

noun
ar·​chi·​tect | \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio) \

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

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Synonyms for architect

Synonyms

engineer, mastermind

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Examples of architect in a Sentence

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

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Another revelation came when Newberg and Ireland were searching for the right architect to help realize this dream. David M. Murphy, ELLE Decor, "Inside a Minimalist California Home That's Pared to Perfection," 30 May 2019 The architects of the Green New Deal want to tackle climate change with a World War II-scale mobilization designed to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy in as little as a decade. Greg Ip, WSJ, "Only Markets Can Make the Green New Deal Real," 3 May 2019 And oh yeah, Eleanor is now also posing as the architect due to Michael having a last-minute panic attack. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Season 4 of 'The Good Place' Sounds Like It Will Be the Most Righteous One Yet," 3 May 2019 More concept store than department store, the 6,500-square-meter space has been designed by Bjarke Ingels, the architect behind Google’s current and under-construction Silicon Valley campuses. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "At Galeries Lafayette’s New Champs Élysées Flagship, the Paris Concept Store Is Reborn," 26 Mar. 2019 It was completed in 1966, as a superb example of minimalist desert modern design by architect A. Quincy Jones, with Hollywood Regency interiors by William Haines and Ted Graber. Steven Stolman, House Beautiful, "Sunnylands: The California Mansion That Has Hosted Frank Sinatra, Queen Elizabeth, and More," 18 Apr. 2019 This is an offense that has a lot of pieces and as good an architect of those pieces as there is in the league. SI.com, "Fantasy Football Preseason Reports: A Scout’s Take on Every Team," 5 July 2018 Michal Froman, an architect who grew up in Shiloh and now lives in a settlement called Tekoa, climbs on. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, "Into dark cycle of Mideast revenge, this group tries to bring light," 28 June 2018 The first meeting Tuesday was attended by almost two dozen school administrators, politicians, law enforcement officials and an architect with expertise on school design, among others. Holly Yan And Tina Burnside, CNN, "Santa Fe High School teachers return for the first time since the massacre," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of architect

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of architect

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

architect

noun
ar·​chi·​tect | \ ˈär-kə-ˌtekt How to pronounce architect (audio) \

Kids Definition of architect

: a person who designs buildings

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