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design

noun (n)

  • the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan) (noun.act)
    Synonym: designing
    Example:
    He contributed to the design of a new instrument.
    source: wordnet30
  • an arrangement scheme (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: plan
    Example:
    The awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult.
    It was an excellent design for living.
    source: wordnet30
  • something intended as a guide for making something else (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: blueprint, pattern
    source: wordnet30
  • a decorative or artistic work (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: figure, pattern
    Example:
    The coach had a design on the doors.
    source: wordnet30
  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He made no secret of his designs.
    source: wordnet30
  • a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The design of a building.
    source: wordnet30
  • the creation of something in the mind (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make or work out a plan for; devise (verb.creation)
    Synonym: contrive, plan, project
    Example:
    Design a new sales strategy.
    source: wordnet30
  • plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    This room is not designed for work.
    source: wordnet30
  • create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Chanel designed the famous suit.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Design a better mousetrap.
    source: wordnet30
  • create designs (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Dupont designs for the house of Chanel.
    source: wordnet30
  • conceive or fashion in the mind; invent (verb.creation)
    Example:
    She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day.
    source: wordnet30
  • intend or have as a purpose (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    She designed to go far in the world of business.
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To form a design or designs; to plan. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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