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Definition of "architect" []

  • One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures. (noun)
  • One that plans or devises: a country considered to be the chief architect of war in the Middle East. (noun)
  • A person qualified to design buildings and to superintend their erection (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person similarly qualified in another form of construction (noun)
  • Any planner or creator (noun)
  • To plan or create (something, esp a computer system) (verb)

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Use "architect" in a sentence
  • "“I am very annoyed at the current usage of the term architect,” writes Fran Read, who is one."
  • "PS: I prefer the term architect over engineer, unless you like to be formal then it's CTO"
  • "Either the architect is a liar who should be prosecuted for shoddy construction, or the buildings were taken down by demolition charges for dramatic effect and to cover up evidence?"