World English Dictionary
design (dɪˈzaɪn)
1.  to work out the structure or form of (something), as by making a sketch, outline, pattern, or plans
2.  to plan and make (something) artistically or skilfully
3.  (tr) to form or conceive in the mind; invent
4.  (tr) to intend, as for a specific purpose; plan
5.  obsolete (tr) to mark out or designate
6.  a plan, sketch, or preliminary drawing
7.  the arrangement or pattern of elements or features of an artistic or decorative work: the design of the desk is Chippendale
8.  a finished artistic or decorative creation
9.  the art of designing
10.  a plan, scheme, or project
11.  an end aimed at or planned for; intention; purpose
12.  (often plural; often foll by on or against) a plot or hostile scheme, often to gain possession of (something) by illegitimate means
13.  a coherent or purposeful pattern, as opposed to chaos: God's design appears in nature
14.  philosophy argument from design another name for teleological argument
[C16: from Latin dēsignāre to mark out, describe, from de- + signāre to mark, from signum a mark, sign]

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