[ US /dɪˈzaɪn/ ]
[ UK /dɪzˈa‍ɪn/ ]
  1. create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
    Chanel designed the famous suit
  2. make or work out a plan for; devise
    They contrived to murder their boss
    design a new sales strategy
    plan an attack
  3. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
    plan the new wing of the museum
    design a better mousetrap
  4. create designs
    Dupont designs for the house of Chanel
  5. intend or have as a purpose
    She designed to go far in the world of business
  6. plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
    This room is not designed for work
  7. conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
    She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day
  1. a decorative or artistic work
    the coach had a design on the doors
  2. the creation of something in the mind
  3. something intended as a guide for making something else
    a pattern for a skirt
    a blueprint for a house
  4. 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
  5. an arrangement scheme
    the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    a plan for seating guests
    it was an excellent design for living
  6. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    he made no secret of his designs
    good intentions are not enough
    his intent was to provide a new translation
  7. a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
    the design of a building
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How To Use design In A Sentence

  • A specially designed speculum is used to help direct the injection into the G-spot, with effects lasting around four months. G Marks The Spot
  • She even has ambitions to return to college and major in interior design and business.
  • There are some trademark pieces - elegant-legged tables and high-quality marquetry - mixed in with contemporary designer furniture, antique shop finds and some very in-your-face art.
  • Beard is rather dismissive of their optical sophistication, shown in the curvature of the stylobate and in the entasis of the columns — the slight outward swelling of a column designed to counter the optical illusion of concavity, were the columns 'sides to be perfectly straight. Looking for the Lost Greeks
  • The reconnaissance is conducted by teams from the reconnaissance company of the airborne brigade and the reconnaissance platoon of an IFV-equipped airborne battalion or by a designated platoon of an airborne battalion. FM 100-61 Chptr 9 Artillery Support
  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • He wears tee shirts and a designer stubble and is always two steps ahead of himself.
  • Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable. Jason Sahler | Inhabitat
  • He and Barton were now called upon for their names, and in return, we were favoured with the liquid and vowelly appellatives, by which our ingenuous and communicative acquaintances were respectively designated. The Island Home
  • People are always spouting off with definitive answers about what design is… except that everyone has a different take on it.
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