design

design [di zīn′]
vt.
[ME designen < L designare, to mark out, define < de-, out, from + signare, to mark < signum, a mark, SIGN]
1. to make preliminary sketches of; sketch a pattern or outline for; plan
2. to plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
3. to form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive
4. to plan to do; purpose; intend
5. to intend or set apart for some purpose
vi.
1. to make designs
2. to make original plans, sketches, patterns, etc.; work as a designer
n.
[Fr dessein < It disegno < disignare < L designare]
1. a plan; scheme; project
2. purpose; intention; aim
3. a thing planned for or outcome aimed at
4. development according to a plan [to find a design in history]
5. [pl.] a secret, usually dishonest or selfish scheme: often with on or upon [to have designs on another's property]
6. a plan or sketch to work from; pattern [a design for a house]
7. the art of making designs or patterns
8. the arrangement of parts, details, form, color, etc. so as to produce an artistic unit; artistic invention [the design of a rug]
9. a finished artistic work or decoration
SYN.- INTEND, PLAN
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by design
deliberately; purposely

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