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de·sign

 (dĭ-zīn′)
v. de·signed, de·sign·ing, de·signs
v.tr.
1.
a. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent: design a good excuse for not attending the conference.
b. To formulate a plan for; devise: designed a marketing strategy for the new product.
2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure: design a building on a computer; design a new car model.
3. To create or contrive for a particular purpose or effect: a game designed to appeal to all ages.
4. To have as a goal or purpose; intend: "Mrs. Bennet had designed to keep the two Netherfield gentlemen to supper; but ... she had no opportunity of detaining them" (Jane Austen).
v.intr.
1. To make or execute plans.
2. To create designs.
n.
1.
a. A drawing or sketch.
b. A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
c. An ornamental pattern. See Synonyms at figure.
2.
a. The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details: the aerodynamic design of an automobile; the design of an epic poem.
b. A particular plan or method: the party's design for increasing voter turnout. See Synonyms at plan.
3. The art or practice of designing or making designs: studied design in college.
4.
a. A reasoned purpose; an intent: It was her design to set up practice on her own as soon as she was qualified.
b. Deliberate intention: He became a photographer more by accident than by design.
c. often designs A secretive or underhanded plot or scheme: He has designs on my job.

[Middle English designen, from Latin dēsignāre, to designate; see designate.]

de·sign′a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.designed - done or made or performed with purpose and intent; "style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis; "games designed for all ages"; "well-designed houses"
undesigned - not done or made or performed with purpose or intent
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Damon went out with Tom and Ned to one of the shops to look at a new model aeroplane the young inventor had designed.
They were designed for winter wear, when treacherous drafts came down chimneys and insidious currents of deadly cold found their way through key-holes.
Forty days and forty nights did the imps crave our blood around this pile of logs, which I designed and partly reared, being, as you'll remember, no Indian myself, but a man without a cross.
If the Judge has a little time to throw away, why does not he visit the insurance office, as is his frequent custom, and sit awhile in one of their leathern-cushioned arm-chairs, listening to the gossip of the day, and dropping some deeply designed chance-word, which will be certain to become the gossip of to-morrow.
Oh, it was a trap--not designed, but deep--to my imagination, to my delicacy, perhaps to my vanity; to whatever, in me, was most excitable.
In the other corner was a bed of much humbler pretensions, and evidently designed for use.
He had made up his mind to try a few hardy guesses, in mapping out his theory of the origin and motive of the murder-- guesses designed to fill up gaps in it--guesses which could help if they hit, and would probably do no harm if they didn't.
Having approached this structure, I looked inside, and perceived it to be a singular sort of old- fashioned couch, very conveniently designed to obviate the necessity for every member of the family having a room to himself.
The rough, irregular stones of the street, pointing every way, and designed, one might have thought, expressly to lame all living creatures that approached them, had dammed it into little pools; these were surrounded, each by its own jostling group or crowd, according to its size.