1. The arched part of a structure.
2. (Naut.) Hogging; opposed to sagging.
(Ar`chi*pe*lag"ic) a. Of or pertaining to an archipelago.
(Ar`chi*pel"a*go), n.; pl. - goes or -gos [It. arcipelago, properly, chief sea; Gr. pref + sea,
perh. akin to blow, and expressing the beating of the waves. See Plague.]
1. The Grecian Archipelago, or Ægean Sea, separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast
number of small islands.
2. Hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands.
(||Ar*chip`te*ryg"i*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. pref. 'archi- (E. arch- ) + ptery`gion wing, fin.]
(Anat.) The primitive form of fin, like that of Ceratodus.
(Ar"chi*tect) n. [L. architectus, architecton, Gr. chief artificer, master builder; pref. 'archi- (E.
archi- ) + workman, akin to art, skill, to produce: cf. F. architecte, It. architetto. See Technical.]
1. 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.
2. A contriver, designer, or maker.
The architects of their own happiness.
A French woman is a perfect architect in dress.
(Ar`chi*tec"tive) a. Used in building; proper for building. Derham.
(Ar`chi*tec*ton"ic Ar`chi*tec*ton"ic*al) a. [L. architectonicus, Gr. . See Architect.]
1. Pertaining to a master builder, or to architecture; evincing skill in designing or construction; constructive.
"Architectonic wisdom." Boyle.
These architectonic functions which we had hitherto thought belonged.
J. C. Shairp.
2. Relating to the systemizing of knowledge.
(Ar`chi*tec*ton"ic), n. [Cf. F. architectonique.]
1. The science of architecture.
2. The act of arranging knowledge into a system.
(Ar`chi*tec*ton"ics), n. The science of architecture.
(Ar"chi*tec`tor) n. An architect. [Obs.] North.
(Ar"chi*tec`tress) n. A female architect.
(Ar`chi*tec"tur*al) a. Of or pertaining to the art of building; conformed to the rules of architecture.
(Ar"chi*tec`ture) n. [L. architectura, fr. architectus: cf. F. architecture. See Architect.]