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Definitions of design

  1. To draw, mark, or plan out; project; intend; set apart mentally; as, to design a thing for a purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To mark out: to draw: to form a plan of: to contrive: to intend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To plan; invent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To plan for a purpose; purpose; intend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To draw; sketch in outline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To form a design or designs; to plan. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make decorative plans or execute original work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To from designs; contrive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To sketch out; to plan; to project; to contrive; to purpose or intend; to designate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To project; to form in the mind; to intend; to purpose; to form or plan by drawing the outline; to plan; to invent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. the creation of something in the mind Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. An outline, plan, or drawing; project; intention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. A drawing or sketch: a plan in outline: a plan or scheme formed in the mind: plot: intention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Drawing; plan; intention. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To draw; sketch; contrive; plan; purpose; intend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. A pattern; preliminary sketch; the art of designing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The adaptation of means to an end; plan; contrivance; also, the object or end sought; purpose; intention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A sketch; plan; draft; scheme; project; intention; the figures with which workmen enrich their stuffs, copied from paintings or draughts; the disposition of every part and the general order of the whole. A school of design, an institution in which the principles of drawing connected with the industrial arts are taught. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A project; a scheme; purpose; intention; a plan or representation of a thing by an outline; an idea or plan in the mind meant to be expressed in a visible form; figures or drawings for cloth, &c.; the plan of a building in all its parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. DESIGNABLE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for design

  1. Although quite happy in my uncle's home, I still wished to carry out my former design of teaching, and as the season advanced, I again spoke to my uncle and aunt upon the subject. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
  2. Done half by design – Ulysses by James Joyce
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