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.
A French woman is a perfect architect in dress.
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