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  1. [noun] 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: ing

  2. [noun] 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. [noun] something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
    Synonyms: blueprint, pattern

  4. [noun] a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
    Synonyms: pattern, figure

  5. [noun] 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: purpose, intent, intention, aim

  6. [noun] a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"

  7. [noun] the creation of something in the mind
    Synonyms: invention, innovation, excogitation, conception

  8. [verb] make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
    Synonyms: plan, project, contrive

  9. [verb] design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"

  10. [verb] create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"

  11. [verb] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
    Synonyms: plan

  12. [verb] create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

  13. [verb] conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

  14. [verb] intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"


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