- 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.
- 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)
1550s, from Middle French architecte, from Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitekton “master builder, director of works,” from arkhi- “chief” (see ) + tekton “builder, carpenter” (see ). An Old English word for it was heahcræftiga “high-crafter.”