architect

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noun ar·chi·tect \ˈär-kə-ˌtekt\

Definition of architect

  1. 1 :  a person who designs buildings and advises in their construction

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology 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

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ARCHITECT Defined for English Language Learners

architect

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noun ar·chi·tect \ˈär-kə-ˌtekt\

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

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noun ar·chi·tect \ˈär-kə-ˌtekt\

Definition of architect for Students

  1. :  a person who designs buildings



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