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Dictionary definition for: Design

1. (n) the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan) "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

2. (v) make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss" "design a new sales strategy" "plan an attack"

3. (n) an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult" "it was an excellent design for living" "a plan for seating guests"

4. (v) design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"

5. (n) something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house" "a pattern for a skirt"

6. (v) create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"

7. (n) a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"

8. (v) make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap" "plan the new wing of the museum"

9. (n) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "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 d

10. (v) create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

11. (n) a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"

12. (v) conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

13. (n) the creation of something in the mind

14. (v) intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"

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