Design meaning

dĭ-zīn
The definition of a design is a plan or something created, often in art or fashion.

An example of design is a plaid pattern on a pair of pants.

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To make or execute plans.
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To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure.

Design a building on a computer; design a new car model.

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To create or contrive for a particular purpose or effect.

A game designed to appeal to all ages.

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Design is defined as to prepare or plan something.

An example of design is to create a wedding invitation.

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To have as a goal or purpose; intend.
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The art or practice of designing or making designs.

Studied design in college.

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To make preliminary sketches of; sketch a pattern or outline for; plan.
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To form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive.
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To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way.
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The arrangement of parts, details, form, color, etc. so as to produce an artistic unit; artistic invention.

The design of a rug.

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To plan to do; purpose; intend.
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To intend or set apart for some purpose.
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To make designs.
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To make original plans, sketches, patterns, etc.; work as a designer.
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A plan; scheme; project.
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A thing planned for or outcome aimed at.
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Development according to a plan.

To find a design in history.

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A secret, usually dishonest or selfish scheme.

To have designs on another's property.

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A plan or sketch to work from; pattern.

A design for a house.

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The art of making designs or patterns.
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A finished artistic work or decoration.
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A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.
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A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.
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The composition of a work of art.
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Intention or plot.
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The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.
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The art of designing.

Danish design of furniture is world-famous.

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Dryden.

He was designed to the study of the law.

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To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.). [from 17th c.]

Primitive people believe that gods designed the Earth and humans.

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Beaumont and Fletcher.

Meet me to-morrow where the master / And this fraternity shall design.

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To create designs.
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Purpose; intention; aim.
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by design
  • deliberately; purposely
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

by design

Origin of design

  • Middle English designen from Latin dēsignāre to designate designate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French designer, from Latin designō (“I mark out, point out, describe, design, contrive”), from de- (dis-) + signō (“I mark”), from signum (“mark”).

    From Wiktionary