[ahr-ki-tek-cher-uh l]


of or relating to architecture: architectural metals.
conforming to the basic principles of architecture.
having the qualities of architecture; characteristic of architecture; structural; architectonic.

Origin of architectural

First recorded in 1755–65; architecture + -al1
Related formsar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbnon·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectivenon·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbsem·i·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectivesem·i·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverbun·ar·chi·tec·tur·al, adjectiveun·ar·chi·tec·tur·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for architecturally

Historical Examples of architecturally

  • Architecturally, it seems to me a sad waste of stone and labor.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

  • The interior of this mosque is the most effective, architecturally, of any temple in the East.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Venice is, architecturally, the most interesting city in Italy.


    Dorothy Menpes

  • It has architecturally nothing suggestive of the Egyptian style.

  • Several are cloistered and every one of them is architecturally of great interest.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain

    William Wiehe Collins

Word Origin and History for architecturally



1762; see architecture + -al (1). Related: Architecturally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper