ar·​chi·​tec·​tur·​al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl How to pronounce architectural (audio) , -ˈtek-shrəl \

Definition of architectural

1 : of or relating to architecture : conforming to the rules of architecture
2 : having or conceived of as having a single unified overall design, form, or structure

Other Words from architectural

architecturally adverb

Examples of architectural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in the 1960s, local architectural firm Sasaki helped create the modern-day Copley Square, by converting what were essentially traffic islands into an Italian-style piazza. Globe Staff,, 21 July 2022 Built in 2006 and designed by the Morgante Wilson architectural firm, the house has 5½ bathrooms, an open floor plan, oversized windows, high ceilings and more. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2022 An architectural firm has been chosen and the next steps will include having the City of Lorain review city requirements with MHARS. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 30 May 2022 The season’s new spin on eveningwear works all the angles, with voluminous tailoring, puffs and ruffles, and architectural silhouettes. Jody Rogac; Styling By Samira Nasr, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Aug. 2021 Bishopstead, his Delafield home built in 1846 at 153 W. Oakwood Drive, features a combination of federal, Georgian and Greek Revival architectural elements., Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2022 Over 200 dealers of antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden and architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, memorabilia, Americana, one of a kind finds and retro furniture. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 10 July 2022 This beautiful property captures the frontier spirit of early California and the American West with architectural elements richly inspired by the 19th century. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 29 June 2022 If not, nod to these architectural elements with furnishings that sport arched shapes or column-like designs. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Aug 2022

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“Architectural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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