Meaning of DESIGN in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪzaɪn ]
( designs, designing, designed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
When someone designs a garment, building, machine, or other object, they plan it and make a detailed drawing of it from which it can be built or made.
They wanted to design a machine that was both attractive and practical.
...men wearing specially designed boots.
VERB : V n , V-ed
When someone designs a survey, policy, or system, they plan and prepare it, and decide on all the details of it.
We may be able to design a course to suit your particular needs...
A number of very well designed studies have been undertaken.
VERB : V n , V-ed
Design is the process and art of planning and making detailed drawings of something.
He was a born mechanic with a flair for design...
The design of something is the way in which it has been planned and made.
...a new design of clock...
BMW is recalling 8,000 cars because of a design fault.
N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp
A design is a drawing which someone produces to show how they would like something to be built or made.
They drew up the design for the house in a week.
A design is a pattern of lines, flowers, or shapes which is used to decorate something.
Many pictures have been based on simple geometric designs.
A design is a general plan or intention that someone has in their mind when they are doing something.
Is there some design in having him in the middle?...
If something is designed for a particular purpose, it is intended for that purpose.
This project is designed to help landless people...
It’s not designed for anyone under age eighteen.
V-PASSIVE : be V-ed to-inf , be V-ed for n
If something happens or is done by design , someone does it deliberately, rather than by accident.
The pair met often–at first by chance but later by design.
= on purpose
If someone has designs on something, they want it and are planning to get it, often in a dishonest way.
His colonel had designs on his wife...
PHRASE : V inflects
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006