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design meaning and definition

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Definition of design (noun)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: designing
  2. an arrangement scheme
    • "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
    • synonyms: plan
  3. something intended as a guide for making something else
  4. a decorative or artistic work
  5. 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"
    • synonyms: aim, intent, intention, purpose
  6. a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
    • "the design of a building"
  7. the creation of something in the mind


Definition of design (verb)

  1. make or work out a plan for; devise
    • "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
    • synonyms: contrive, plan, project
  2. plan something for a specific role or 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; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
    • "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
    • synonyms: 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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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