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architect (n.)

“精通建筑艺术的人, 规划设计建筑并监督其施工的人”, 1560年代, 来自法语 architecte, 来自拉丁语 architectus, 来自希腊语 arkhitekton “建筑大师, 工程总监”, 来自 arkhi- “首席” (见 archon) + tekton “建造者, 木匠”, 来自PIE根 *teks- “编织”, 也是“制造”.

古英语用 heahcræftiga “高匠” 作为拉丁语 architectus 的借译. 中古英语有 architectour “superintendent”. “一个人计划或谋划” 任何事情的扩展意义是1580年代的.

Origin and meaning of architect

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Definitions of architect from WordNet

architect (n.)
someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings);
Synonyms: designer
From wordnet.princeton.edu