Definitions of design

  1. To draw, mark, or plan out; project; intend; set apart mentally; as, to design a thing for a purpose.
  2. To mark out: to draw: to form a plan of: to contrive: to intend.
  3. To plan; invent.
  4. To plan for a purpose; purpose; intend.
  5. To draw; sketch in outline.
  6. To form a design or designs; to plan.
  7. To make decorative plans or execute original work.
  8. intend or have as a purpose; " She designed to go far in the world of business"
  9. design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; " This room is not designed for work"
  10. conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; " She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
  11. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; " design a better mousetrap"; " plan the new wing of the museum"
  12. To from designs; contrive.
  13. To sketch out; to plan; to project; to contrive; to purpose or intend; to designate.
  14. To project; to form in the mind; to intend; to purpose; to form or plan by drawing the outline; to plan; to invent.
  15. the creation of something in the mind
  16. a decorative or artistic work; " the coach had a design on the doors"
  17. an arrangement scheme; " the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; " it was an excellent design for living"; " a plan for seating guests"
  18. create designs; " Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
  19. 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.
  20. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
  21. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
  26. To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
  27. 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.
  28. An outline, plan, or drawing; project; intention.
  29. A drawing or sketch: a plan in outline: a plan or scheme formed in the mind: plot: intention.
  30. Drawing; plan; intention.
  31. To draw; sketch; contrive; plan; purpose; intend.
  32. A pattern; preliminary sketch; the art of designing.
  33. The adaptation of means to an end; plan; contrivance; also, the object or end sought; purpose; intention.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.