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.).
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'design' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #803
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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
We have a golden opportunity to design and construct a modern state which belongs to the 21st century, which is exemplary and able to defeat wrongdoing and corruption.
For us, it was natural to start to design also an arm, and then the plan is to build two arms and have them both on the robot to create a 'centaur' style of robot. And with the two arms the robot can be deployed to the real area where it needs to do any maintenance work or turn a valve in a rescue scenario or pick up a sample in a contaminated area or just clean up radioactive materials; there's a lot of potential future applications where manipulation is really important.
But design of the iMac is striking, it will be difficult for PC makers to match that level of thinness for a while unless they start leveraging ARM chips that they have used only in laptops up to this point.
Reason is the substance of the universe. The design of the world is absolutely rational.
Not to be missed in the sense that you ought to try Fernet-Branca at least once, it is as near to expressing evil as a design can be.
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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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