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Verb: design  di'zIn
  1. Make or work out a plan for; devise
    "design a new sales strategy";
    - plan, project, contrive
     
  2. Plan something for a specific role, purpose or effect
    "This room is not designed for work"
     
  3. Create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
    "Chanel designed the famous suit"
     
  4. Make a design of in systematic, often graphic form
    "design a better mousetrap";
    - plan
     
  5. Create designs
    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
     
  6. Conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
     
  7. Intend or have as a purpose
    "She designed to go far in the world of business"
Noun: design  di'zIn
  1. The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch, outline or plan)
    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument";
    - designing
     
  2. An arrangement scheme
    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living";
    - plan
     
  3. Something intended as a guide for making something else
    "a design for a house";
    - blueprint, pattern
     
  4. A decorative or artistic work
    "the coach had a design on the doors";
    - pattern, figure
     
  5. An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    "he made no secret of his designs";
    - purpose, intent, intention, aim
     
  6. A preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
    "the design of a building"
     
  7. The creation of something in the mind
    - invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, fiction

Derived forms: designing, designs, designed

Type of: arrangement, conceive, conceptualise [Brit], conceptualize, create, create by mental act, create mentally, creating by mental acts, creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, decoration, designate, destine, end, gestate, goal, intend, make, mean, organisation [Brit], organization, ornament, ornamentation, plan, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], sketch, specify, study, system, think

Encyclopedia: Design, Build & Sell Scheme