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Definition of Design

  • To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
  • To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
  • To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
  • To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
  • To form a design or designs; to plan.
  • A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.
  • A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
  • Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
  • The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
  • The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
  • the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
  • a decorative or artistic work
  • a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
  • the creation of something in the mind
  • an arrangement scheme
  • something intended as a guide for making something else
  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  • intend or have as a purpose
  • plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
  • conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
  • make or work out a plan for; devise
  • make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
  • create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
  • create designs

How to use design in a sentence. Design pronunciation.

Would it be strange that Foorgat, who ever flew at fruit above his head, perilous to get or keep, should be found on forbidden ground, or in design upon it?
Her design had worked, but not as she intended.
More than once his death had been planned, but the dark design had come to light-now from the workers of the bazaars, whose wires of intelligence pierced everywhere; now from some hungry fellah whose yelek he had filled with cakes of dourha beside a bread-shop; now from Mahommed Hassan, who was for him a thousand eyes and feet and hands, who cooked his food, and gathered round him fellaheen or Copts or Soudanese or Nubians whom he himself had tested and found true, and ruled them with a hand of plenty and a rod of iron.
The day of Nahoum's wrath and revenge was not yet come; it was his deep design to lay the foundation for his own dark actions strong on a rock of apparent confidence and devotion.
A long torture and a great over- whelming was his design.
The anonymous 'Account of the Progress of the Reformation of Manners' (13th ed., 1705) boasted that the Societies had enlarged their design by causing books to be written which aimed at "laying open to the World the outragious Disorders and execrable Impieties of our most Scandalous Play-Houses, with the fatal Effects of them to the Nation in general, and the manifest Sin and Danger of particular Persons frequenting of them" (p. 2).
The abominable obscene Expressions which so frequently occur in our Plays, as if the principal Design of them was to gratifie the lewd and vicious part of the Audience, and to corrupt the virtuously dispos'd, are in this black Collection wholly omitted; lest thereby fresh Poison should be administred instead of an Antidote.
Are not the Plays, (if not by Design) yet by a natural and necessary Consequence, an _undermining_ of his Laws, and an _Attempt_ upon his Government?
Whether they are not carrying on the Designs of the great Enemy of Mankind?
The next Morning rises very early, pursuant to his Design; and having gone to his Friends House, and accouter'd himself in his new Habilments, which had so disguis'd him, that even his Friend had much ado to perswade himself 'twas the same Man.
I design no such matter; but you won't hear me out.
But that which more stirs up my Spleen against him, is for the Trick he designs to put upon you still; which is the only reason of my giving you this trouble_.
Thus you'll confirm your Reputation to the World, and keep these Fifty Guineas he designs to cheat you out of, and be sufficiently reveng'd on an ungrateful Man.
And then, as they were walking together in the Garden she thus began to tell him her Design.
So that I am afraid he does design as well to rob you of your Treasure as your Honour.
For those in their Design will often fail.
I told 'em Yes; being resolv'd to know what their design was.
I presently smoaked their design, but behav'd my self as ignorantly as I cou'd on purpose, because I found there was something to be got by 'em.
In spite of the most faithful watchfulness, she twice succeeded in securing the means for self-destruction, but something prevented her from accomplishing her design.
All I did in the way of design was to give Horace an opportunity of seeing the girl in a new light.

Examples of Design

Example #1
Would it be strange to the bowab or the slave that he should return with thee stark and still?
Example #2
Kaid's keeper of the harem, the lion at the door of his garden of women?
Example #3
She had put a spell of superstition on him, and the end would be accomplished, but not by flight to the desert.
Example #4
It was the voice of Zaida, who, preying upon his superstitious mind-she knew the hallucination which possessed him concerning her he had cast to the lions-and having given the terrible secret to Kaid, whom she had ever loved, would still save Harrik from the sure vengeance which must fall upon him.
Example #5
Also, from Nahoum's spies he learned of plots and counterplots, chiefly on Achmet's part; and these he hid from Kaid, while he trusted Nahoum-and not without reason, as yet.
Example #6
They had been out-manoeuvred, beaten, foiled, knew who had foiled them and what they had escaped; congratulated themselves, but had no gratitude to him, and still plotted his destruction.