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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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An architect of good taste amputated it (1787), and considered it sufficient to mask the wound with that large, leaden plaster, which resembles a pot cover.
At the appointed hour the prince, powdered and shaven, entered the dining room where his daughter-in-law, Princess Mary, and Mademoiselle Bourienne were already awaiting him together with his architect, who by a strange caprice of his employer's was admitted to table though the position of that insignificant individual was such as could certainly not have caused him to expect that honor.
That's the house for the doctor and the dispensary," answered Vronsky, seeing the architect in a short jacket coming towards him; and excusing himself to the ladies, he went to meet him.
Two men, the one an architect and the other an archaeologist, met on the steps of the great house at Prior's Park; and their host, Lord Bulmer, in his breezy way, thought it natural to introduce them.
A sudden idea came into the head of the young architect.
I feel myself at the mercy of the first whim in the Vanstone direction which may come into her head -- I, the architect of her fortunes.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
The architect who designed it must have been a genius, though I cannot help thinking that his talents would have been better employed in contriving puzzles than in shaping human habitations.
Thus it is observable that the buildings which a single architect has planned and executed, are generally more elegant and commodious than those which several have attempted to improve, by making old walls serve for purposes for which they were not originally built.
Good," said Aramis to himself, "it seems I am an architect, then.
to Edna his letter of disapproval carried instructions--the most minute instructions--to a well-known architect concerning the remodeling of his home, changes which he had long contemplated, and which he desired carried forward during his temporary absence.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.