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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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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.
At all events, Thomas Maule became the architect of the House of the Seven Gables, and performed his duty so faithfully that the timber framework fastened by his hands still holds together.
It was most ingeniously secured at vacant hours, by a *withe twisted in the handle of the door, and stakes set against the window shutters; so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would find some embarrassment in getting out, --an idea most probably borrowed by the architect, Yost Van Houten, from the mystery of an eelpot.
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.
The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the musician with the fiddle-bow in his hand who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him -- why, certainly, he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same.
Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.
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.
In these dialogues, my sister spoke to me as if she were morally wrenching one of my teeth out at every reference; while Pumblechook himself, self-constituted my patron, would sit supervising me with a depreciatory eye, like the architect of my fortunes who thought himself engaged on a very unremunerative job.
The Saxon architect had exhausted his art in rendering the main keep defensible, and there was no other circumvallation than a rude barrier of palisades.
There was a most ingenious architect, who had contrived a new method for building houses, by beginning at the roof, and working downward to the foundation; which he justified to me, by the like practice of those two prudent insects, the bee and the spider.
In order to prevent the water surrounding the building-operations from remaining in immediate contact with the walls supporting the whole of the theatrical machinery, the architect was obliged to build a double case in every direction.
In the rearing of skyscrapers, it is now usual to have a temporary wire strung vertically, so that the architect may stand on the ground and confer with a foreman who sits astride of a naked girder three hundred feet up in the air.