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Definitions of design

  1.   something intended as a guide for making something else a blueprint for a house a pattern for a skirt
  2.   the creation of something in the mind
  3.   make or work out a plan for devise They contrived to murder their boss design a new sales strategy plan an attack
  4.   create the design for create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner Chanel designed the famous suit
  5.   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
  6.   a decorative or artistic work the coach had a design on the doors
  7.   a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something the design of a building
  8.   an arrangement scheme the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult it was an excellent design for living a plan for seating guests
  9.   intend or have as a purpose She designed to go far in the world of business
  10.   design something for a specific role or purpose or effect This room is not designed for work
  11.   conceive or fashion in the mind invent She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day
  12.   make a design of plan out in systematic often graphic form design a better mousetrap plan the new wing of the museum
  13.   create designs Dupont designs for the house of Chanel
  14.   The pointing of a weapon as a gun a dart or an arrow in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck the line of fire the direction of anything as a spear a blow a discourse a remark towards a particular point or object with a view to strike or affect it
  15.   To draw preliminary outline or main features of to sketch for a pattern or model to delineate to trace out to draw
  16.   To mark out and exhibit to designate to indicate to show to point out to appoint
  17.   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
  18.   To form a design or designs to plan
  19.   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
  20.   Specifically intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end as the argument from design
  21.   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
  22.   The invention and conduct of the subject the disposition of every part and the general order of the whole
  23.   To intend or purpose usually with for before the remote object but sometimes with to
  24.   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
  25.   To draw mark or plan out project intend set apart mentally as to design a thing for a purpose
  26.   To make decorative plans or execute original work
  27.   An outline plan or drawing project intention
  28.   To mark out to draw to form a plan of to contrive to intend
  29.   A drawing or sketch a plan in outline a plan or scheme formed in the mind plot intention
  30.   DESIGNABLE
  31.   Drawing plan intention
  32.   To draw sketch contrive plan purpose intend
  33.   To plan invent
  34.   To plan for a purpose purpose intend
  35.   To draw sketch in outline
  36.   To from designs contrive
  37.   A pattern preliminary sketch the art of designing
  38.   The adaptation of means to an end plan contrivance also the object or end sought purpose intention
  39.   A sketch plan draft scheme project intention the figures with which workmen enrich their stuffs copied from paintings or draughts the disposition of every part and the general order of the whole A school of design an institution in which the principles of drawing connected with the industrial arts are taught
  40.   To sketch out to plan to project to contrive to purpose or intend to designate
  41.   To project to form in the mind to intend to purpose to form or plan by drawing the outline to plan to invent
  42.   A project a scheme purpose intention a plan or representation of a thing by an outline an idea or plan in the mind meant to be expressed in a visible form figures or drawings for cloth c the plan of a building in all its parts

Quotes of design

  1. The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons to place our Subject in a Right Light and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it – Mary Astell
  2. After the Great Depression and after public urging a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America – Russ Carnahan
  3. I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray – Seymoure Cray
  4. You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world But it takes people to make the dream a reality – Walt Disney
  5. In architecture the idea degenerated Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route – Charles Eames
  6. The details are not the details They make the design – Charles Eames
  7. No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses It was far cheaper and above all timesaving to make them identical – Michael Ende
  8. The garden by design is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden – Stephen Gardiner
  9. It is not that you do wrong by design but that you should never do right by mistake – Junius
  10. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe the practical with the desirable – Donna Karan
  11. Language philosophy and science are interwoven into the design of words which are manipulated to create surprising illusions – John Langdon
  12. Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design – Tim Berners Lee
  13. Design is everything Everything – Paul Rand
  14. The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion and the gays are into fashion and into design It's a creative industry and most of the gays are pretty creative in general That's just like the culture We're not all into politics necessarily We're more into the creative environment I also think Heidi is a big draw The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous I just think it's a glitzy fun show and there are also always lots of gay boys on it and you know that's fun – Christian Siriano
  15. Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought asleep When we are weary of the living we may repair to the dead who have nothing of peevishness pride or design in their conversation – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for design

  1. At once a design entered into my mind – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. “ I had wanted to get the lady a chip from this thinking it looked as if it would lend itself more easily to the design but she said it would not do – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  3. That they are guilty of a design to deceive is certain – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  4. “ They're building a big new ship of new design almost half as big as the Platform – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  5. Done half by design – Ulysses by James Joyce
  6. The action should be all rounded up within the one design and stop at the artistic stopping place – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  7. In the design shown in Fig – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. The ability to carry out the design is here and at such a price – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch
  9. Our Commissioners are preparing to go to Bredah to the treaty and do design to be going the next week – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. Although quite happy in my uncle's home I still wished to carry out my former design of teaching and as the season advanced I again spoke to my uncle and aunt upon the subject – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
  11. And as I here declare and as I look upon myself as a dying woman I never did design to hurt my father but thought the powder innocent as Cranstoun told me it was – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  12. The information does not come from Him for then there would be more design in these incidents ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. “ I called upon Mr Wilberforce also with the same design – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  14. Wrinkle raised a pair of wondering eyes to Bradley's design filled face and fixed them there anxiously – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  15. Nor does it conceal from such a mind the fact that the existence of order in any measure or degree implies of necessity the existence of plan or design and therefore of intelligent purpose also – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  16. Of course while the design is in progress one must use several pieces of filling in each row of weaving – How to make rugs by Candace Wheeler
  17. But there were others who had no definite aim or purpose and seemed to think their study would shape them to some design – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  18. The design stands out fine on this – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  19. Here my friends is another design – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  20. There are two vital principles that should be observed in the design of any fireplace – Making a Fireplace by Henry H. Saylor

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