Meaning of DESIGN in English


1. the design of something

2. to plan how something new will look or work

3. someone whose job is designing things


building design : ↑ BUILD/BUILDING

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1. the design of something

▷ design /dɪˈzaɪn/ [countable/uncountable noun]

the way something has been planned and made, including its appearance and the way it works - use this about things like furniture, clothes, buildings, or cars :

▪ Conran’s furniture was based on simple, modern designs.

▪ The success of the product was largely due to good design.

design of

▪ The basic design of the vehicle has been improved.

in design

▪ The new hockey rink is similar in design to the one in San José.

2. to plan how something new will look or work

▷ design /dɪˈzaɪn/ [transitive verb]

to make drawings or plans of something new that will be made or built :

▪ Sally designs and makes all her own clothes.

▪ The car was designed and built in Korea.

be well/badly/poorly designed

▪ The offices weren’t very well designed - the rooms are too small and it’s much too hot in summer.

be designed to do something

▪ Airbags are currently designed to protect average-sized adult males.

▷ plan /plæn/ [transitive verb]

to design a large area, such as a town or a park, and decide how all the different parts should be arranged and what it should look like :

▪ It took them years to plan and build the plaza downtown.

▪ The town was originally planned in the 1950s, when there were fewer cars.

▪ We planned the building very carefully with special facilities for the disabled.

3. someone whose job is designing things

▷ designer /dɪˈzaɪnəʳ/ [countable noun]

someone whose job is to design new machines, furniture, clothes etc :

▪ Designers at Ford say the car’s soft shape is supposed to be attractive to women.

fashion/furniture/software etc designer

▪ The show features clothes by famous fashion designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier.

▪ Anyone with experience as a Web page designer can easily get a job.

▷ architect /ˈɑːʳkɪtekt, ˈɑːʳkətekt/ [countable noun]

someone whose job is to design buildings :

▪ The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

▪ We’re working with a team of architects on the plans for the new building.

▷ planner /ˈplænəʳ/ [countable noun]

someone who is responsible for planning something large such as a city, park, or large public building :

▪ City planners have been working for years on a new design for the plaza.

▪ Planners expect the new segment of the subway to carry as many as 3,000 people per day.

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