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English noun: design

1. design (act) the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)


SamplesHe contributed to the design of a new instrument.


Synonymsdesigning


Broader (hypernym)creating by mental acts


Narrower (hyponym)planning

2. design (cognition) an arrangement scheme


SamplesThe awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult.
It was an excellent design for living.
A plan for seating guests.


Synonymsplan


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, organisation, organization, system


Narrower (hyponym)configuration, constellation, hotel plan, layout, meal plan, snare, trap

3. design (cognition) something intended as a guide for making something else


SamplesA blueprint for a house.
A pattern for a skirt.


Synonymsblueprint, pattern


Broader (hypernym)plan, program, programme

4. design (artifact) a decorative or artistic work


SamplesThe coach had a design on the doors.


Synonymsfigure, pattern


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation


Narrower (hyponym)argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, herringbone, herringbone pattern, linocut, mandala, marking, mihrab, motif, motive, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, sunburst, tattoo, tetraskele, tetraskelion, triskele, triskelion, weave

5. design (cognition) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsaim, intent, intention, purpose


Broader (hypernym)end, goal


Narrower (hyponym)cross-purpose, final cause, idea, mind, sake, view, will

6. design (artifact) a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something


SamplesThe design of a building.


Broader (hypernym)sketch, study

7. design (cognition) the creation of something in the mind


Synonymsconception, excogitation, innovation, invention


Broader (hypernym)creative thinking, creativeness, creativity


Narrower (hyponym)concoction, contrivance


English verb: design

1. design (creation) make or work out a plan for; devise


SamplesThey contrived to murder their boss.
Design a new sales strategy.
Plan an attack.


ExamplesDid he design his major works over a short period of time?, They design the cape


Synonymscontrive, plan, project


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)concert, map, map out, plot

2. design (cognition) plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect


SamplesThis room is not designed for work.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)designate, destine, intend, specify

3. design (creation) create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner


SamplesChanel designed the famous suit.


ExamplesDid he design his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)cut, make up, tailor


Verb groupdesign

4. design (creation) make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form


SamplesDesign a better mousetrap.
Plan the new wing of the museum.


Synonymsplan


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)blueprint, draft, draught, engineer, redesign

5. design (creation) create designs


SamplesDupont designs for the house of Chanel.


ExamplesDid he design his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupdesign

6. design (creation) conceive or fashion in the mind; invent


SamplesShe designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate

7. design (cognition) intend or have as a purpose


SamplesShe designed to go far in the world of business.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)intend, mean, think









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