Definitions of architect

  1. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
  2. someone who creates plans to be used in making something ( such as buildings)
  3. 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.
  4. A contriver, designer, or maker.
  5. One versed in the art of building; one who plans buildings and superintends their construction; hence, one who plans; a contriver; a designer; a maker.
  6. One who designs buildings and superintends their erection: a maker.
  7. A chief builder or planner of buildings.
  8. One who plans buildings, etc., and directs their construction.
  9. One who plans and designs buildings, and superintends their erection; a contriver or maker.
  10. One who designs and plans buildings; a former or maker.

Usage examples for architect

  1. " Yes, yes," said the architect and yet- for the moment-" " I am the daughter of Keraunus, the palace- steward at Lochias, but you know of course" " To be sure, to be sure! – The Emperor, Part 2, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  2. " It is not so bad as it looks," said the architect positively. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. In our walk we accidentally met a colored man, whom we had heard mentioned on several occasions as a superior architect – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  4. In the porch of the same cathedral, shown in the next illustration, the architect has made use of the triangle, square, and pentagon in planning his ornamental stonework. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  5. Other graves in the church are those of Cronaca, the architect of the Palazzo Vecchio's great Council Room, a friend of Savonarola and Rosselli's nephew by marriage; and Verrocchio, the sculptor, whose beautiful work we are now to see in the Bargello. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
  6. She was the daughter of a country architect – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  7. She will believe in nothing that poet can sing or architect build. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  8. " You jest," returned the ant; " the architect of this edifice is an ant of mighty genius." – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  9. I got an architect to build it according to designs suggested by Selina. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  10. They finally reached The Blue Dragon Inn, and there, the next day, Jonas brought Pecksniff to dine with Tigg, and the latter told the architect all about his wonderful company. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  11. Is man then never to be the architect of his own destiny? – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  12. 3. In the construction of this building the architect had in view both the beautiful and the practical. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  13. This position is still retained in some churches at the present time, but in most churches it is placed near the chancel for convenience, or because no place at the door was provided by the architect – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  14. Since the original colors used in the interior were not determined, the architect used white and gray shades of paint similar to those in colonial buildings. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  15. The architect was able to conceal the shudder which they must have sent through him. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. The night had closed in, and the architect was desperate. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  17. An architect was what Martin wanted to be, and he answered the advertisement at once and accepted Pecksniff's terms. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. They may be likened to a lot of blind masons piling up brick and mortar without any architect to direct their work or furnish them a plan. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  19. And this is the man who is drawing a large salary as an architect for imaginations of this kind are in demand. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  20. Jean de Bayeux went on with the work from 1378 to 1398, and his son Jean was Master Architect from 1411 to 1421. How intensely enthusiastic the monks were to complete their Abbey may be seen from their quarrel with the Town Authorities in 1412 and 1415, when every workman and every penny in the town was gathered to help strengthen the fortifications against the English. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook