from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
- n. One that plans or devises: a country considered to be the chief architect of war in the Middle East.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.
- n. A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.
- v. To design, plan, or orchestrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of buildings, and to superintend the artificers employed.
- n. A contriver, designer, or maker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or whose profession it is to form plans and designs of buildings and superintend the execution of them.
- n. One who plans, designs, or consummates any complex thing: as, the supreme Architect of the universe; he is the architect of his own fortunes.
- n. One who contrives, devises, or plots.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn : arkhi-, archi- + tektōn, builder; see teks- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle French architecte, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιτέκτων (arkhitektōn, "master builder"), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, "chief") + τέκτων (tektōn, "builder"). (Wiktionary)