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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.

design

(dɪˈzaɪn)
vb
1. to work out the structure or form of (something), as by making a sketch, outline, pattern, or plans
2. to plan and make (something) artistically or skilfully
3. (tr) to form or conceive in the mind; invent
4. (tr) to intend, as for a specific purpose; plan
5. (tr) obsolete to mark out or designate
n
6. (Art Terms) a plan, sketch, or preliminary drawing
7. (Art Terms) the arrangement or pattern of elements or features of an artistic or decorative work: the design of the desk is Chippendale.
8. (Art Terms) a finished artistic or decorative creation
9. (Art Terms) the art of designing
10. a plan, scheme, or project
11. an end aimed at or planned for; intention; purpose
12. (often plural; often foll by on or against) a plot or hostile scheme, often to gain possession of (something) by illegitimate means
13. a coherent or purposeful pattern, as opposed to chaos: God's design appears in nature.
14. (Philosophy) argument from design philosophy another name for teleological argument
[C16: from Latin dēsignāre to mark out, describe, from de- + signāre to mark, from signum a mark, sign]
deˈsignable adj

de•sign

(dɪˈzaɪn)

v.t.
1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed): to design a new bridge.
2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.
3. to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students.
4. to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan: The prisoner designed an intricate escape.
5. to assign in thought or intention; purpose: to design to be a veterinarian.
v.i.
6. to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.
7. to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.
n.
8. an outline, sketch, or scheme of something to be executed or constructed, as a work of art or a building.
9. organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition.
10.
a. the combination of details or features of something executed or constructed: the design of the master bedroom.
b. a pattern or motif: the design on a bracelet.
11.
a. the art of designing.
b. the art or profession of decorative design.
12. a plan or project: a design for a new process.
13. a plot or intrigue.
14. designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme with evil or selfish motives: to have designs on someone's property.
15. intention; purpose; end.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēsignāre to mark out]

design


Past participle: designed
Gerund: designing

Imperative
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Present
I design
you design
he/she/it designs
we design
you design
they design
Preterite
I designed
you designed
he/she/it designed
we designed
you designed
they designed
Present Continuous
I am designing
you are designing
he/she/it is designing
we are designing
you are designing
they are designing
Present Perfect
I have designed
you have designed
he/she/it has designed
we have designed
you have designed
they have designed
Past Continuous
I was designing
you were designing
he/she/it was designing
we were designing
you were designing
they were designing
Past Perfect
I had designed
you had designed
he/she/it had designed
we had designed
you had designed
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Future
I will design
you will design
he/she/it will design
we will design
you will design
they will design
Future Perfect
I will have designed
you will have designed
he/she/it will have designed
we will have designed
you will have designed
they will have designed
Future Continuous
I will be designing
you will be designing
he/she/it will be designing
we will be designing
you will be designing
they will be designing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been designing
you have been designing
he/she/it has been designing
we have been designing
you have been designing
they have been designing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been designing
you will have been designing
he/she/it will have been designing
we will have been designing
you will have been designing
they will have been designing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been designing
you had been designing
he/she/it had been designing
we had been designing
you had been designing
they had been designing
Conditional
I would design
you would design
he/she/it would design
we would design
you would design
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Past Conditional
I would have designed
you would have designed
he/she/it would have designed
we would have designed
you would have designed
they would have designed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.design - the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)design - 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"
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
planning - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
2.design - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
configuration, constellation - an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
layout - a plan or design of something that is laid out
snare, trap - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
hotel plan, meal plan - a plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals to guests at a hotel
3.design - something intended as a guide for making something elsedesign - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
4.design - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
argyle, argyll - a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
bear claw - an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery
damascene - a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomania - either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
device - any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblem - special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone pattern, herringbone - a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery
linocut - a design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandala - any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
mihrab - (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca
motif, motive - a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dot - design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrograph - a design produced by pyrography
screen saver - (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time; "screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long"
sunburst - a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattoo - a design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskele, tetraskelion - a figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskele, triskelion - a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
marking - a pattern of marks
5.design - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actionsdesign - 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 designs"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
idea, mind - your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
cross-purpose - a contrary aim; "at cross-purposes"
final cause - (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process
sake - the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of argument"
view - purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
will - a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; "where there's a will there's a way"
6.design - a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"
sketch, study - preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
7.design - the creation of something in the minddesign - the creation of something in the mind
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
concoction - the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose; "his testimony was a concoction"; "she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories"
contrivance - the faculty of contriving; inventive skill; "his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem"
Verb1.design - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
plot - devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet); "the writer is plotting a new novel"
concert - contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
map out, map - plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"
2.design - plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
destine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
3.design - create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
create, make - create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
tailor, cut - style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
make up - devise or compose; "This designer makes up our Spring collections"
design - create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
4.design - make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
engineer - design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
redesign - design anew, make a new design for
blueprint, draught, draft - make a blueprint of
5.design - create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
create, make - create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
design - create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
6.design - conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate - have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
7.design - intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"
intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"

design

verb
1. plan, describe, draw, draft, trace, outline, invent, devise, sketch, formulate, contrive, think out, delineate They have designed a machine that is both attractive and practical.
2. create, make, plan, project, fashion, scheme, propose, invent, devise, tailor, draw up, conceive, originate, contrive, fabricate, think up We may be able to design a course to suit your particular needs.
3. intend, mean, plan, aim, purpose, adjust, adapt, tailor, contrive, destine a compromise designed to please everyone
noun
1. pattern, form, figure, style, shape, organization, arrangement, construction, motif, configuration The pictures are based on simple geometric designs.
3. intention, end, point, aim, plan, goal, dream, target, wish, purpose, desire, object, objective, ambition, intent Is there some design in having him here?
by design deliberately, intentionally, consciously, knowingly, on purpose, wittingly, calculatedly The pair met often - at first by chance but later by design.

design

verb
1. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
2. To work out and arrange the parts or details of:
3. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
noun
1. An element or a component in a decorative composition:
2. A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something:
3. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
Translations
تَخْطيط، هَدَفتَصْمِيمتَصْميم، خِطَّهشَكْل، رَسْمطريَقة تَصْميم
návrhnavrhnoutplánprojektováníprojektovat
designdesigneformgivemønstermotiv
suunnitellasuunnitelmadesignjuonikuvio
dizajniranjeosmisliti
dizájnelgondolás
ásetningurhönnunmynsturteikna, hannateikning, hönnun
デザインデザインする
디자인디자인하다
dizainaseskizasornamentaspiešinysprojektas
dizainsmodelētnodomsnolūksplānot
načrtoblikaoblikovanjeoblikovativzorec
utformautformning
การออกแบบออกแบบ
nghệ thuật thiết kếthiết kế

design

[dɪˈzaɪn]
A. N
1. [of building] (= plan, drawing) → proyecto m, diseño m; (= ground plan) → distribución f; (= preliminary sketch) → boceto m; (= pattern) → motivo m; [of cloth, wallpaper etc] → dibujo m; (= style) → estilo m, líneas fpl; (= art of design) → diseño m
industrial designdiseño m industrial
2. (= intention) → intención f, propósito m; (= plan) → plan m, proyecto m
by designa propósito, adrede
whether by accident or design, he managed itlo consiguió, ya sea por casualidad o a propósito
grand designplan m general (Mil) → estrategia f general
to have designs on sth/sbtener las miras puestas en algo/algn
B. VT
1. [+ building etc] → diseñar, proyectar; [+ dress, hat] → diseñar; [+ course] → estructurar
a well designed houseuna casa bien diseñada
a well designed programmeun programa bien concebido
we will design an exercise plan specially for youelaboraremos un programa de ejercicios especial para usted
2. (= intend) to be designed for sth/sb: a course designed for foreign studentsun curso concebido or pensado para los estudiantes extranjeros
a product designed for sensitive skinun producto creado para pieles delicadas
it was not designed for that [tool] → no fue diseñado para eso
to be designed to do sth: clothes that are designed to appeal to young peopleropa que está diseñada para atraer a la juventud
the strike was designed to cause maximum disruptionla huelga se planeó para causar el mayor trastorno posible
C. CPD design department Ndepartamento m de diseño, departamento m de proyectos
design engineer Ningeniero/a m/f diseñador(a)
design fault Nfallo m de diseño
design studio Nestudio m de diseño

design

[dɪˈzaɪn]
n
[architect, designer] → plan m
(= layout, shape) → conception f
[product] → conception f
It's a completely new design → C'est une conception entièrement nouvelle.
(= pattern) → motif m, motifs mpl
a geometric design → un motif géométrique
(= model) → modèle m
(= styling) → conception f
(= art) → design m, stylisme m fashion design, industrial design
(= intention) → dessein m
by design (= on purpose) → exprès, délibérément
to have designs on sb → avoir des visées sur qn
to have designs on sth → avoir des visées sur qch
vt
[+ machine] → dessiner; [+ clothes] → créer well-designed
[+ plan, service] → concevoir
to be designed for sb (= aimed at) → être destiné(e) à qn
to be designed to do sth (= aimed at doing) → être conçu(e) pour faire qch

design

n
(= planning, shaping etc, of building, book, picture etc) → Entwurf m; (of dress)Design nt, → Entwurf m; (of car, machine, plane etc)Konstruktion f; it’s still at the design stagees befindet sich noch in der Konstruktion or im Konstruktionsstadium; it was a good/faulty designes war gut/schlecht konstruiert; a new design (Aut) → ein neues Modell
no pl (as subject: = art of designing) → Design nt
(= pattern: on pottery, material) → Muster nt
(= intention)Plan m, → Absicht f; evil designsböse Absichten; by design (rather than accident)absichtlich (und nicht zufällig); to have designs on somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw etwas im Sinn haben, es auf jdn/etw abgesehen haben; he has designs on herer hat etwas mit ihr vor
vt
(= plan, draw)entwerfen; machinekonstruieren; a well designed machineeine gut durchkonstruierte Maschine; car seats designed for maximum safetyAutositze, die für maximale Sicherheit konstruiert sind
(= intend) to be designed for somebody/somethingfür jdn/etw bestimmt or konzipiert sein; the dictionary is designed for beginnersdas Wörterbuch ist für Anfänger bestimmt or konzipiert; a peace plan designed to end the civil warein Friedensplan, der den Bürgerkrieg beenden soll; this magazine is designed to appeal to young peoplediese Zeitschrift soll junge Leute ansprechen; the legislation is designed as a consumer protection measuredie Gesetzgebung soll dem Verbraucherschutz dienen
adj attrDesign-; design technologyDesigntechnik f

design

[dɪˈzaɪn]
1. n
a. (plan, drawing, of building) → progetto, disegno; (000, of dress, car) → modello; (of machine) → progettazione f; (style) → linea, design m inv; (pattern) → disegno, fantasia, motivo; (art of design) → design m
industrial design → disegno industriale
dress with a floral design → vestito a fiori
b. (intention) → intenzione f
by design → intenzionalmente, di proposito
to have designs on sb/sth → avere delle mire su qn/qc
2. vt
a. (building etc) → disegnare (Industry) → progettare; (perfect crime, scheme) → concepire, elaborare
b. (intend) to be designed for sb/sthessere fatto/a espressamente per qn/qc
a well designed house → una casa progettata bene

design

(diˈzain) verb
to invent and prepare a plan of (something) before it is built or made. A famous architect designed this building.
noun
1. a sketch or plan produced before something is made. a design for a dress.
2. style; the way in which something has been made or put together. It is very modern in design; I don't like the design of that building.
3. a pattern etc. The curtains have a flower design on them.
4. a plan formed in the mind; (an) intention. Our holidays coincided by design and not by accident.
deˈsigner noun
a person who makes designs or patterns. He is the designer of the yacht.
deˈsigning noun
the art of making designs or patterns. dress-designing.

design

تَصْمِيم, يُصِمِّمُ navrhnout, projektování design, designe entwerfen, Entwurf σχεδιάζω, σχέδιο diseñar, diseño suunnitella, suunnitelma création, créer dizajniranje, osmisliti disegno, progettare デザイン, デザインする 디자인, 디자인하다 ontwerp, ontwerpen design, formgi projekt, zaprojektować design, projectar, projetar дизайн, разрабатывать utforma, utformning การออกแบบ, ออกแบบ tasarım, tasarlamak nghệ thuật thiết kế, thiết kế 设计

de·sign

n. diseño.
designer drugsdrogas de diseño.
References in classic literature ?
Heyward smiled to himself at the idea of a competition with the scout, though he determined to persevere in the deception, until apprised of the real designs of Magua.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
I have forgotten to mention that, in many things, Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo's judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.
Well, I'll do what I can," said Miss Ophelia; and she approached her new subject very much as a person might be supposed to approach a black spider, supposing them to have benevolent designs toward it.
Here are some designs for pies and things, which I recently prepared for a friend's projected cook-book, but as I forgot to furnish diagrams and perspectives, they had to be left out, of course.
But in every respect, as she saw more of her, she approved her, and was confirmed in all her kind designs.
You will see what impetus would be given to your efforts and mine by our physical and mental union in marriage: the only union that gives a character of permanent conformity to the destinies and designs of human beings; and, passing over all minor caprices--all trivial difficulties and delicacies of feeling--all scruple about the degree, kind, strength or tenderness of mere personal inclination-- you will hasten to enter into that union at once.
She received my attentions with favour; but whether on my account solely, or because she had any designs on Red Whisker, I can't say.
I am not paid, Pip," said he, coolly, "to carry your words to any one;" and then gathered up his coat-tails, as he had gathered up the subject, and stood frowning at his boots as if he suspected them of designs against him.
It is said be designs to assume his brother's crown.
A tradesman who described himself as a "monumental mason" furnished a book of tomb designs, and Mr.
The girl's highly strung imagination, her affectionate and credulous mind, the primitive education which had surrounded her childhood with a circle of legends, the constant brooding over her dead father and, above all, the state of sublime ecstasy into which music threw her from the moment that this art was made manifest to her in certain exceptional conditions, as in the churchyard at Perros; all this seemed to him to constitute a moral ground only too favorable for the malevolent designs of some mysterious and unscrupulous person.