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The Definition of - design (verb)

    verb (used with object)
    1.
    to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of:
    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:
    He designed to be a doctor.
    6.
    Obsolete. to mark out, as by a sign; indicate.
    verb (used without object)
    7.
    to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.
    8.
    to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.
    noun
    9.
    an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed.
    10.
    organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition.
    11.
    the combination of details or features of a picture, building, etc.; the pattern or motif of artistic work:
    the design on a bracelet.
    12.
    the art of designing:
    a school of design.
    13.
    a plan or project:
    a design for a new process.
    14.
    a plot or intrigue, especially an underhand, deceitful, or treacherous one:
    His political rivals formulated a design to unseat him.
    15.
    designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme having evil or selfish motives:
    He had designs on his partner's stock.
    16.
    intention; purpose; end.
    17.
    adaptation of means to a preconceived end.

Word Example of - design

    Example Sentences for design

    He meant that the Right alone did wrong with premeditation and design.

    Betty was not long before she decided he was keeping some part of his design from her.

    I design to engage Ben Tooke, and then receive the parchment from her.

    He would tell us the history of every design and of every model or pot in it.

    The design of the stamp was simply adapted from that of the discarded 12d.

    Some he eliminated from his design, stowing them back in the pockets easiest to reach.

    Mrs. Netherton: The cupboard was part of the design, was it not?

    The machinery of the councils was set in motion only to defeat their design.

    By accident or design, Grace Suffield and her cousin took their leave at the same time as the old priest.

    The object of the painter's design seems to have been the glorification of Music.

Word Origin & History of - design

    Word Origin & History

    design 1540s, from L. designare "mark out, devise," from de- "out" + signare "to mark," from signum "a mark, sign." Originally in English with the meaning now attached to designate; many modern uses of design are metaphoric extensions.

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