1. The act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan) (synset 100929892)
    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
  2. An arrangement scheme (synset 105736623)
    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
  3. Something intended as a guide for making something else (synset 105910921)
    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
  4. A decorative or artistic work (synset 103183448)
    "the coach had a design on the doors"
  5. An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (synset 105991037)
    "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"
  6. A preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something (synset 103183984)
    "the design of a building"
  7. The creation of something in the mind (synset 105641230)
  1. Make or work out a plan for;
    Devise (synset 201641910)
    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
  2. Plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect (synset 200711454)
    "This room is not designed for work"
  3. Create the design for;
    Create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner (synset 201644092)
    "Chanel designed the famous suit"
  4. Make a design of;
    Plan out in systematic, often graphic form (synset 201643256)
    "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
  5. Create designs (synset 201757404)
    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
  6. Conceive or fashion in the mind;
    Invent (synset 201637367)
    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
  7. Intend or have as a purpose (synset 200700338)
    "She designed to go far in the world of business"

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