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  Definition of design
  1. the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
  2. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
  3. a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"
  4. the creation of something in the mind
  5. an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
  6. something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
  7. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "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 d
  8. intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"
  9. design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
  10. conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
  11. make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
  12. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
  13. create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
  14. create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
Similar Words: designing, pattern, figure, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, plan, blueprint, purpose, intent, intention, aim, project, contrive

 

Hyponyms: planning, argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, linocut, mandala, mihrab, motif, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, tattoo, tetraskelion, tetraskele, triskelion, triskele, weave, marking, concoction, contrivance, configuration, constellation, layout, trap, snare, hotel plan, meal plan, mind, idea, cross-purpose, sake, view, will, concert, map, map out, engineer, redesign, blueprint, draft, draught, cut, tailor, make up

 

Derivational Morphology: plan, project, contrive, gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise, invent, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge, model, pattern, blueprint, draft, draught, aim, purpose, purport, propose, intend, mean, think, intent, intention, designing, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, planner, contriver, deviser, projection, undertaking, task, labor, program, programme, planning, preparation, provision, architectural plan, architect, designer, figure, couturier, fashion designer, clothes designer, interior designer, interior decorator, house decorator, room decorator, decorator

 

Anagrams: signed

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 設計   Dutch: ontwerp  
Finnish: suunnitelma   French: conception  
German: Design   Greek: σχέδιο  
Icelandic: hönnun   Italian: disegno  
Japanese: 設計   Korean: 디자인  
Maltese: disinn   Portuguese: projeto  
Russian: конструкция   Spanish: diseño  
 
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