Definitions for design
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word design.
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"
an arrangement scheme
"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
blueprint, design, patternnoun
something intended as a guide for making something else
"a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
design, pattern, figurenoun
a decorative or artistic work
"the coach had a design on the doors"
purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun
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"
a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
"the design of a building"
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designverb
the creation of something in the mind
plan, project, contrive, designverb
make or work out a plan for; devise
"They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
"This room is not designed for work"
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
"Chanel designed the famous suit"
make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
"design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
"Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
intend or have as a purpose
"She designed to go far in the world of business"
A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.
A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.
The composition of a work of art.
Intention or plot.
The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.
The art of designing
Danish design of furniture is world-famous.
To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.
To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Is he a prudent man, as to his temporal estate, that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to the remaining part of his life? John Tillotson, Sermon i.
A sedate settled design upon another man’s life, put him in a state of war with him against whom he has declared such an intention. John Locke.
I doubt not but in the designs of several Greek medals one may often see the hand of an Apelles or Protogenes. Addison.
Thy hand strikes out some new design,
Where life awakes and dawns at every line. Alexander Pope, Epistles.
Etymology: designo, Latin; dessiner, French.
The acts of religious worship were purposely designed for the acknowledgment of a being, whom the most excellent creatures are bound to adore as well as we. Edward Stillingfleet.
You are not for obscurity design’d,
But, like the sun, must cheer all human kind. Dryden.
One of those places was designed by the old man to his son. Edward Hyde.
He was born to the inheritance of a splendid fortune; he was designed to the study of the law. Dryden.
We are to observe whether it be well drawn, or, as more elegant artizans term it, well designed; then, whether it be well coloured, which be the two general heads. Henry Wotton.
Thus while they speed their pace, the prince designs
The new elected seat, and draws the lines. John Dryden, Æn.
’Tis not enough to make a man a subject, to convince him that there is regal power in the world; but there must be ways of designing and knowing the person to whom this regal power of right belongs. John Locke.
A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product, or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design. In some cases, the direct construction of an object without an explicit prior plan (such as in craftwork, some engineering, coding, and graphic design) may also be considered to be a design activity. The design usually has to satisfy certain goals and constraints; may take into account aesthetic, functional, economic, or socio-political considerations; and is expected to interact with a certain environment. Typical examples of designs include architectural and engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, sewing patterns and less tangible artefacts such as business process models.
Design refers to the intentional creation and arrangement of elements to achieve a specific purpose or outcome. It involves thoughtful planning, problem-solving, and creative decision-making to create objects, systems, or experiences that are visually appealing, functional, and user-friendly. Design can be applied to various fields such as graphic design, industrial design, interior design, fashion design, and web design, among others.
to draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw
to mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint
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
to intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to
to form a design or designs; to plan
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
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
specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design
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
the invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-zīn′, or de-sīn′, v.t. to draw: to form a plan of: to contrive: to intend.—n. a drawing or sketch: a plan in outline: a plan or scheme formed in the mind: plot: intention.—adj. Design′able.—v.t. Des′ignāte, to mark out so as to make known: to show: to name.—ns. Designā′tion, a showing or pointing out: name: title; Des′ignātor.—adv. Design′edly, by design: intentionally.—n. Design′er, one who furnishes designs or patterns: a plotter.—adjs. Design′ful, full of design; Design′ing, artful: scheming: deceitful.—n. the art of making designs or patterns.—adj. Design′less.—n. Design′ment, the design or sketch of a work: (Shak.) intention, purpose, enterprise.—The argument from design, the argument for the existence of God derived from the evidences of design in creation. [Fr.,—L. designāre, -ātum—de, and signum, a mark.]
To create with our imagination, soul, spirit, subconscious, conscience, consciousness, brain and mind.
She loves to design things with all facet.
Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'design' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #803
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'design' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1857
Rank popularity for the word 'design' in Nouns Frequency: #275
Rank popularity for the word 'design' in Verbs Frequency: #192
The numerical value of design in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of design in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The fact that the traffic at these airports has either exceeded their current design capacities or is nearing the design capacity levels, coupled with the anticipated influx of growing number of domestic and international passengers in years to come, make the fast and proactive development of these airports crucial.
Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
. The new strike bomber will start deploying in about a decade. The aircraft is expected to replace the nearly four-decades old B-1 as well as the legendary B-52 Stratofortress that has served the country for about six decades. Related : Marine Corps ' new helicopter completes Marine Corps ' new helicopter first flight This new bomber will be fully loaded with lots of technologies and next-gen innovations that are cloaked in secrecy. Marine Corps ' new helicopter may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses( EMPs) and still operate. What will Marine Corps ' new helicopter be like ? The military has kept details of the wish list for its new bomber classified. During the Super Bowl, Northrop Grumman’s ad featured a new aircraft shrouded in mystery – literally cloaked at one point. Some industry experts believe this was a representation of Northrop’s vision for the new mysterious bomber. B-2 We can look to the B-2 bomber, also made by Northrop Grumman, for an idea of what we might expect. The B-2 aircraft has been a mainstay for the military with The B-2 aircraft stealth long-range and big payload strike bomber capabilities. Related : Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated' last chance' gun system The B-2 Spirit Bomber carries a crew of two and took its first flight in 1989 and entered the operational fleet in 1993. The original B-2 fleet was 21 aircraft. The four 19,000-pound-thrust F118-GE engines give the B-2 its power, allowing it to fly more than 600 miles per hour. With a 172-foot wingspan, the B-2 can fly to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. B-2 is built for stealth. During the Cold War, it was designed to beat air defense systems, penetrating deep into Soviet Union airspace and deliver a nuclear bomb if necessary. Cold War design allows it to evade radar and makes it tough to detect. Instead of metal, the structure is made from advanced composites like resin-impregnated graphite fiber. Related : Meet' Viper' - the newest F-16 Fighter The aircraft can travel a very long range - to approximately 6,000 nautical miles. If the aircraft is refueled while in the air, then it can fly even farther - an additional 4,000 miles without landing. The B-2 Spirit Bomber can carry more than 40,000 pounds of nuclear or conventional munitions – that’s the kind of power that can dramatically change the battle space in one flight. The aircraft is designed to deliver these munitions precisely on target even in adverse weather conditions. Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri is home to the majority of the current B-2 fleet. The aircraft has deployed recently in combat in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Related : 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Since it was introduced more than 20 years ago, many advances have been incorporated to improve the B-2's lethality. The aircraft’s ability to receive updated target data while in the midst of a mission was also improved. Other upgrade programs improved the B-2’s capabilities to collect, process and then distribute battlefield data to teams throughout the world. The sleek B-2 has a unique flying wing design that supports its radar evasion and hard to detect design. The Super Bowl commercial showed a sort of bat wing shape, similar to B-2, but the specs of the new plane have remained secret. The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security, as the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing The Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.
I drew the design for my Magnolia Collection back in 2008. The flower isn’t a traditional magnolia flower, it is my artistic take on a magnolia, my design actually looks nothing like a magnolia, and Draper James not only took the design, but also decided to call it a magnolia.
Like all powerful tools, it can be used for good and evil, it can be used by good people and bad people, when you look at the Web you see humanity connected. Humanity has got some wonderful parts and some gruesome parts. You can't design an Internet that will suddenly turn everybody into saints. What you can do is design an Internet that is open.
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- تخطيط, تصميم, التصميمArabic
- дизайн, шарка, конструкция, намерение, проектирам, десен, план, композиция, замислямBulgarian
- dissenyar, dissenyCatalan, Valencian
- návrh, designCzech
- Design, Entwurf, designen, Muster, Absicht, entwerfen, PlanGerman
- σχεδιάζω, σχέδιοGreek
- intención, diseño, diseñar, modeloSpanish
- طراحی, دیزاینPersian
- malli, design, muotoilu, juoni, muotoilla, suunnitelma, suunnitella, kuvio, sommittelu, kuosiFinnish
- plan, modèle, dessein, intention, conception, designFrench
- rùnScottish Gaelic
- tervez, tervezésHungarian
- hönnun, hannaIcelandic
- design, disegno, progettareItalian
- デザイン, 意図, 設計, 模様Japanese
- 디자인, 設計, 설계Korean
- disinn, iddisinnjaMaltese
- dessin, vormgeving, ontwerpDutch
- naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
- wzornictwo, plan, zamiar, wzór, motyw, krój, dizajn, kompozycja, projekt, zamysł, projektować, designPolish
- intenção, desenho, projetar, projeto, design, desenharPortuguese
- конструкция, замысел, дизайн, композиция, умысел, узор, план, образец, внешний вид, модель, намерение, экстерьер, проектRussian
- mustra, узорак, дизајн, нацрт, мустра, план, nakana, dizajn, plan, интенција, накана, intencija, uzorak, nacrtSerbo-Croatian
- design, utforma, designaSwedish
- kompozisyon, tasarım, niyet, tasarlamak, dizayn, desen, bileşimTurkish
- thiết kếVietnamese
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