Definitions for design

Definitions for (noun) design

Main entry: design, designing

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

Usage: he contributed to the design of a new instrument

Main entry: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors

Main entry: design

Definition: a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

Usage: the design of a building

Main entry: conception, design, invention, excogitation, innovation

Definition: the creation of something in the mind

Main entry: design, plan

Definition: an arrangement scheme

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

Main entry: design, blueprint, pattern

Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else

Usage: a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

Main entry: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention

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

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) design

Main entry: design

Definition: intend or have as a purpose

Usage: She designed to go far in the world of business

Main entry: design

Definition: plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

Usage: This room is not designed for work

Main entry: design

Definition: conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

Usage: She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day

Main entry: contrive, design, project, plan

Definition: make or work out a plan for; devise

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

Main entry: design, plan

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

Usage: design a better mousetrap; plan the new wing of the museum

Main entry: design

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

Usage: Chanel designed the famous suit

Main entry: design

Definition: create designs

Usage: Dupont designs for the house of Chanel

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