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Design meaning

design - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. create designs; " Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
  2. 2. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
  3. 3. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
  4. 4. To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
  5. 5. To form a design or designs; to plan.
  6. 6. A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.
  7. 7. Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
  8. 8. The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
  9. 9. The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
  10. 10. To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
  11. 11. A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
  12. 12. Drawing; plan; intention.
  13. 13. To draw; sketch; contrive; plan; purpose; intend.

design - examples of usage

  1. And what money design you to give the priest for your pardon?
  2. We must also have mind and design. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. As with life and death so with design and absence of design or luck. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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