Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
  • noun One that plans, devises, or organizes something.
  • transitive verb To plan, organize, and bring to fruition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One who plans, designs, or consummates any complex thing: as, the supreme Architect of the universe; he is the architect of his own fortunes.
  • noun One who contrives, devises, or plots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A contriver, designer, or maker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.
  • noun A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.
  • verb transitive To design, plan, or orchestrate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn : arkhi-, archi- + tektōn, builder; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle French architecte, from Ancient Greek ἀρχιτέκτων (arkhitektōn, "master builder"), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, "chief") + τέκτων (tektōn, "builder").

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  • "...from the way we architect our services." As heard in the 3 hour meeting I just got out of.

    May 13, 2015