[ ahr-ki-tekt ]
/ ˈɑr kɪˌtɛkt /
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 architectsub·ar·chi·tect, nounun·ar·chi·tect·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for architecting
/ (ˈɑːkɪˌtɛkt) /
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
(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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