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ar·chi·tect

 (är′kĭ-tĕkt′)
n.
1. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
2. One that plans, devises, or organizes something: a country that was the war's chief architect.
tr.v. ar·chi·tect·ed, ar·chi·tect·ing, ar·chi·tects Informal
To plan, organize, and bring to fruition: architected a web-based application.

[Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn : arkhi-, archi- + tektōn, builder; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

architect

(ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt)
n
1. (Architecture) a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
2. (Professions) a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
3. (Architecture) a person similarly qualified in another form of construction: a naval architect.
4. (Professions) a person similarly qualified in another form of construction: a naval architect.
5. any planner or creator: the architect of the expedition.
vb
(tr) to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)
[C16: from French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn director of works, from archi- + tektōn workman; related to tekhnē art, skill]

ar•chi•tect

(ˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt)

n.
1. a person who engages in the profession of architecture.
2. a person professionally engaged in the design of certain constructions other than buildings: landscape architect.
3. planner; deviser; creator: the architects of the report.
[1555–65; < Latin architectus < Greek architéktōn= Greek archi- archi- + tektōn builder]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.architect - someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)architect - someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
landscape architect, landscape gardener, landscaper, landscapist - someone who arranges features of the landscape or garden attractively
Ithiel Town, Town - United States architect who was noted for his design and construction of truss bridges (1784-1844)

architect

noun
1. designer, planner, draughtsman, master builder Employ an architect to make sure the plans comply with regulations.
2. creator, father, shaper, engineer, author, maker, designer, founder, deviser, planner, inventor, contriver, originator, prime mover, instigator, initiator the country's chief architect of economic reform
Quotations
"architect: one who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

architect

noun
One that creates, founds, or originates:
Translations
مِعْمَاريّمُهَنْدِس مِعْماري
architekt
arkitekt
arkkitehtisuunnittelija
arhitekt
építészépítészmérnök
arkitekt
建築家
건축가
architektasarchitektūraarchitektūrinis
arhitekts
arquitetararquiteto
architekt
arhitekt
arkitekt
สถาปนิก
kiến trúc sư

architect

[ˈɑːkɪtekt] N
1. (= professional) → arquitecto/a m/f
2. (fig) → artífice mf
the architect of victoryel artífice de la victoria

architect

[ˈɑːrkɪtɛkt] n
(= building designer) → architecte m/f
She's an architect → Elle est architecte.
[reform, plan] → architecte m/f

architect

n (lit, fig)Architekt(in) m(f); architect-designedvon (einem) Architekten entworfen; he was the architect of his own downfaller hat seinen Ruin selbst verursacht

architect

[ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt] narchitetto

architect

(ˈaːkitekt) noun
a person who designs buildings etc.
ˈarchitecture (-tʃə) noun
the art of designing buildings. He's studying architecture; modern architecture.
ˌarchiˈtectural adjective

architect

مِعْمَاريّ architekt arkitekt Architekt αρχιτέκτονας arquitecto arkkitehti architecte arhitekt architetto 建築家 건축가 architect arkitekt architekt arquiteto архитектор arkitekt สถาปนิก mimar kiến trúc sư 建筑师
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When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost depths, rescued the sacred volumes.
They ran along upon a rafter, peering down through the damp and the steam; and as old Durham's architects had not built the killing room for the convenience of the hoisters, at every few feet they would have to stoop under a beam, say four feet above the one they ran on; which got them into the habit of stooping, so that in a few years they would be walking like chimpanzees.
Tell of ancient architects finishing their works on the tops of columns as perfectly as on the lower and more visible parts
By the aid of cunning architects he had first blasted his harbour into shape, then built his hotels and pleasure-palaces, and then leased them to dependants of his who knew the right sort of people, and who knew that it was as much as their lease was worth to find accommodation for teetotal amateur photographers or wistful wandering Sunday-school treats.
It is my comfort, that errors of this kind will escape the general class of readers, and that I may share in the ill-deserved applause of those architects, who, in their modern Gothic, do not hesitate to introduce, without rule or method, ornaments proper to different styles and to different periods of the art.
The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.
Round the corner from the by-street, there was a square of ancient, handsome houses, now for the most part decayed from their high estate and let in flats and chambers to all sorts and conditions of men; map-engravers, architects, shady lawyers and the agents of obscure enterprises.
Irwine has got notions o' building more nor most architects; for as for th' architects, they set up to be fine fellows, but the most of 'em don't know where to set a chimney so as it shan't be quarrelling with a door.
But for this awkward dilemma, it is probable that the ambitious tastes of our two architects would have left us much more to do in the way of description.
I thought it as well," said Holmes as we climbed the stile, "that this fellow should think we had come here as architects, or on some definite business.
Other houses in the neighborhood had been built by expensive architects, over others their inmates had fidgeted sedulously, yet all these suggested the accidental, the temporary; while Windy Corner seemed as inevitable as an ugliness of Nature's own creation.
The neighbourhood was thought remote, and the house was built in a ghastly greenish- yellow stone that the younger architects were beginning to employ as a protest against the brownstone of which the uniform hue coated New York like a cold chocolate sauce; but the plumbing was perfect.

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