Definitions for Designdɪˈzaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•signdɪˈzaɪn(v.t.)

  1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed):

    to design a new bridge.

  2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.

  3. to intend for a definite purpose:

    a scholarship designed for foreign students.

  4. to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan:

    The prisoner designed an intricate escape.

  5. to assign in thought or intention; purpose:

    to design to be a veterinarian.

  6. (v.i.)to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.

  7. to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.

  8. (n.)an outline, sketch, or scheme of something to be executed or constructed, as a work of art or a building.

  9. organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition.

  10. the combination of details or features of something executed or constructed: a pattern or motif:

    the design of the master bedroom.

    the design on a bracelet.

  11. the art of designing. the art or profession of decorative design.

  12. a plan or project:

    a design for a new process.

  13. a plot or intrigue.

  14. designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme with evil or selfish motives:

    to have designs on someone's property.

  15. intention; purpose; end.

Origin of design:

1350–1400; ME < L dēsignāre to mark out

Princeton's WordNet

  1. design, designing(noun)

    the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

  2. design, plan(noun)

    an arrangement scheme

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

  3. blueprint, design, pattern(noun)

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"

  4. design, pattern, figure(noun)

    a decorative or artistic work

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

  5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

  6. design(noun)

    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

    "the design of a building"

  7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(verb)

    the creation of something in the mind

  8. plan, project, contrive, design(verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

  9. design(verb)

    plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

    "This room is not designed for work"

  10. design(verb)

    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

    "Chanel designed the famous suit"

  11. design, plan(verb)

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

    "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

  12. design(verb)

    create designs

    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

  13. design(verb)

    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

  14. design(verb)

    intend or have as a purpose

    "She designed to go far in the world of business"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. design(noun)ɪˈzaɪn

    how sth looks, is made, and functions, or a drawing showing this

    good/poor building design; a design fault; the designs for the new offices

  2. designɪˈzaɪn

    the process or study of how things look, are made, and function

    a course in art and design; a design specialist

  3. designɪˈzaɪn

    a pattern

    cushions decorated with a modern design

  4. designɪˈzaɪn

    on purpose; = intentionally

    His plays are confusing by design.

  5. design(verb)ɪˈzaɪn

    to make plans and drawings for how sth will look, be made, and function

    I design car interiors.; jewelry designed by art students

  6. designɪˈzaɪn

    to be made or done for a specific purpose

    new laws designed to improve data protection

Wiktionary

  1. design(Noun)

    A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.

  2. design(Noun)

    A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.

  3. design(Noun)

    The composition of a work of art.

  4. design(Noun)

    Intention or plot.

  5. design(Noun)

    The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.

  6. design(Noun)

    The art of designing

    Danish design of furniture is world-famous.

  7. design(Verb)

    To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.

  8. design(Verb)

    To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Design(noun)

    to draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw

  2. Design(noun)

    to mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint

  3. Design(noun)

    to create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral

  4. Design(noun)

    to intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to

  5. Design(verb)

    to form a design or designs; to plan

  6. Design(noun)

    a preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan

  7. Design(noun)

    a plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot

  8. Design(noun)

    specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design

  9. Design(noun)

    the realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design

  10. Design(noun)

    the invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole

Freebase

  1. Design

    Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system. Design has different connotations in different fields. In some cases the direct construction of an object is also considered to be design. More formally design has been defined as follows. Another definition for design is a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. It defines the specifications, plans, parameters, costs, activities, processes and how and what to do within legal, political, social, environmental, safety and economic constraints in achieving that objective. Here, a "specification" can be manifested as either a plan or a finished product, and "primitives" are the elements from which the design object is composed. With such a broad denotation, there is no universal language or unifying institution for designers of all disciplines. This allows for many differing philosophies and approaches toward the subject.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Design' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #803

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Design' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1857

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Design' in Nouns Frequency: #275

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Design' in Verbs Frequency: #192


Translations for Design

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

design(noun)

a sketch or plan produced before something is made

a design for a dress.

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