HyperDic: design

English > 14 senses of the word design:
VERBcreationdesign, plan, project, contrivemake or work out a plan for
cognitiondesignplan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
creationdesigncreate the design for
creationdesign, planmake a design of
creationdesigncreate designs
creationdesignconceive or fashion in the mind
cognitiondesignintend or have as a purpose
NOUNactdesign, designingthe act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
cognitiondesign, planan arrangement scheme
cognitiondesign, blueprint, patternsomething intended as a guide for making something else
artifactdesign, pattern, figurea decorative or artistic work
cognitiondesign, purpose, intent, intention, aiman anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
artifactdesigna preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
cognitiondesign, invention, innovation, excogitation, conceptionthe creation of something in the mind
design > pronunciation
Soundsdihzay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > design: 14 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan).
Example"he contributed to the design of a new instrument"
Synonymdesigning
NarrowerplanningThe act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
Broadercreating by mental actsThe act of creating something by thinking
Spanishdiseño, modelo
Catalandisseny
Verbsdesignplan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
designmake a design of
English > design: 14 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn arrangement scheme.
Examples
  • "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"
  • "it was an excellent design for living"
Synonymplan
Narrowerconfiguration, constellationAn arrangement of parts or elements
hotel plan, meal planA plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals / meals to guests at a hotel
layoutA plan or design of something that is laid out
trap, snareSomething (often something deceptively attractive) that catches / catches you unawares
Broaderarrangement, organization, organisation, systemAn organized structure for arranging or classifying
Spanishplan, proyecto, trazado
Catalanpla, traçat
Verbsdesignplan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
designmake or work out a plan for
English > design: 14 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething intended as a guide for making something else.
Synonymsblueprint, pattern
Broaderplan, program, programmeA series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
Spanishdibujo, diseño, esquema, figura, proyecto
Catalandibuix, disseny, esquema, projecte
English > design: 14 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA decorative or artistic work.
Example"the coach had a design on the doors"
Synonymspattern, figure
Narrowerargyle, argyllA design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally / originally for knitted articles)
bear clawAn incised design resembling the claw of a bear
damasceneA design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomaniaEither a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
deviceAny ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblemspecial design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone, herringbone patternA pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way
linocutA design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandalaAny of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe
markingA pattern of marks
mihrab(Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug
motif, motiveA design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dotdesign consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrographA design produced by pyrography
screen saver(computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time
sunburstA design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattooA design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskelion, tetraskeleA figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskelion, triskeleA figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weavePattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishadorno, diseño, figura, patrón
Catalandisseny, figura
Verbsdesigncreate the design for
designcreate designs
English > design: 14 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAn anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
Example "he made no secret of his designs"
Synonymspurpose, intent, intention, aim
Narrowercross-purposeA contrary aim
final cause(philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process
mind, ideaYour intention
sakeThe purpose of achieving or obtaining
viewPurpose
willA fixed and persistent intent or purpose
Broadergoal, endThe state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Spanishfinalidad, intencionalidad, intención, intento, meta, objetivo, objeto, propósito
Catalanfinalitat, intenció, meta, propòsit, voluntat
Verbsdesignintend or have as a purpose
designmake or work out a plan for
designconceive or fashion in the mind
English > design: 14 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something.
Example"the design of a building"
Broadersketch, studypreliminary drawing for later elaboration
Spanishanteproyecto, boceto, diseño, plano
Catalandisseny, plànol
Verbsdesignplan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
designmake a design of
English > design: 14 senses > noun 7, cognition
MeaningThe creation of something in the mind.
Synonymsinvention, innovation, excogitation, conception
NarrowerconcoctionThe invention of a scheme or story / story / story to suit some purpose
contrivanceThe faculty of contriving
Broadercreativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
Spanishconcepción, diseño, innovación, invención, invento
Catalanconcepció, invenció
Verbsdesignmake a design of
designmake or work out a plan for
English > design: 14 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake or work out a plan for; devise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelDid he design his major works over a short period of time?; They design the cape
Example "design a new sales strategy"
Synonymsplan, project, contrive
Narrowerconcertcontrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
map, map outplan, delineate, or arrange in detail
plotDevise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishplanear, planificar
Catalanplanejar, planificar
Nounsdesignthe creation of something in the mind
designan arrangement scheme
designan anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
English > design: 14 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningPlan something for a specific role or purpose or effect.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"This room is not designed for work"
Broaderintend, destine, designate, specifydesign or destine
Spanishdiseñar
Nounsdesignthe act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
designa preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
designan arrangement scheme
English > design: 14 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningcreate the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he design his major works over a short period of time?
Example"Chanel designed the famous suit"
Narrowercut, tailorstyle and tailor in a certain fashion
make updevise or compose
Broadercreate, makecreate by artistic means
Similar todesigncreate designs
Spanishdiseñar
Catalandissenyar
Nounsdesigna decorative or artistic work
designersomeone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
designersomeone who designs clothing
designingthe act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
English > design: 14 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningmake a design of; plan / plan out in systematic, often graphic form.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"design a better mousetrap"
Synonymplan
Narrowerblueprint, draft, draughtmake a blueprint of
engineerdesign as an engineer
redesigndesign anew, make a new design for
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishdiseñar
Catalandissenyar
Nounsdesign, designingthe act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
designa preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
designthe creation of something in the mind
designersomeone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
English > design: 14 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningcreate designs.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelDid he design his major works over a short period of time?
Example"Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
Broadercreate, makecreate by artistic means
Similar todesigncreate the design for
Nounsdesigna decorative or artistic work
designersomeone who designs clothing
designera person who specializes in interior design
English > design: 14 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningconceive or fashion in the mind; invent / invent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
Broadergestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualiseHave the idea for
Spanishcrear, idear, inventar, pensar en
Nounsdesignan anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
English > design: 14 senses > verb 7, cognition
MeaningIntend or have as a purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example"She designed to go far in the world of business"
Broaderintend, mean, thinkhave in mind as a purpose
Nounsdesignan anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

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