A designer of buildings and, by extension, anything else structurally complex. A friend of mine, Jen Lawrence-Gentry was recently hired by a multimedia firm as an "information architect." Doctors can bury their mistakes, but the best architects can do is plant ivy.

Ar"chi*tect (#), n. [L. architectus, architecton, Gr. chief artificer, master builder; pref. (E. archi-) + workman, akin to art, skill, to produce: cf. F. architecte, It. architetto. See Technical.]


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.


A contriver, designer, or maker.

The architects of their own happiness. Milton.

A French woman is a perfect architect in dress. Coldsmith.


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