architect

[ ahr-ki-tekt ]
/ ˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt /

noun

a person who engages in the profession of architecture.
a person professionally engaged in the design of certain large constructions other than buildings and the like: landscape architect; naval architect.
the deviser, maker, or creator of anything: the architects of the Constitution of the United States.

verb (used with object)

to plan, organize, or structure as an architect: The house is well architected.

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Origin of architect

1555–65; < Latin architectus < Greek architéktōn, equivalent to Greek archi- archi- + tektōn builder, craftsman

OTHER WORDS FROM architect

sub·ar·chi·tect, nounun·ar·chi·tect·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for architecting

architect
/ (ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt) /

noun

a person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection
a person similarly qualified in another form of constructiona naval architect
any planner or creatorthe architect of the expedition

verb

(tr) to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)

Word Origin for architect

C16: from French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn director of works, from archi- + tektōn workman; related to tekhnē art, skill
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