Definitions of designation

  1. identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of naming or pointing out; a distinctive mark or title; appointment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. DESIGNATOR. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of designating; a distinctive name or title. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of pointing or marking out; indication; appointment; assignment; application; description; title. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A showing or pointing; a distinguishing name or mark; appointment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for designation

  1. We discover that eight of them are foreigners, who have never been naturalized, and do not judicially come under the designation of citizens of the United States. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  2. To give his assistant more dignity in the eyes of the people Las Casas procured for him the designation of Captain in the royal service, with a salary of four hundred and five maravedis per day. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt