Definitions of architect

  1. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures.
  2. 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.
  3. One who designs buildings and superintends their erection: a maker.
  4. A chief builder or planner of buildings.
  5. One who plans buildings, etc., and directs their construction.
  6. One who plans and designs buildings, and superintends their erection; a contriver or maker.
  7. One who designs and plans buildings; a former or maker.

Usage examples for architect

  1. 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
  2. She will believe in nothing that poet can sing or architect build. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The night had closed in, and the architect was desperate. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  11. 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
  12. I got an architect to build it according to designs suggested by Selina. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  13. She was the daughter of a country architect. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  14. 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