Meaning of DESIGN in English



Pronunciation: di- ' z ī n

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, to outline, indicate, mean, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French designer to designate, from Medieval Latin designare, from Latin, to mark out, from de- + signare to mark ― more at SIGN

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1 : to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan : DEVISE , CONTRIVE

2 a : to conceive and plan out in the mind <he design ed the perfect crime> b : to have as a purpose : INTEND <she design ed to excel in her studies> c : to devise for a specific function or end <a book design ed primarily as a college textbook>

3 archaic : to indicate with a distinctive mark, sign, or name

4 a : to make a drawing, pattern, or sketch of b : to draw the plans for < design a building>

intransitive verb

1 : to conceive or execute a plan

2 : to draw, lay out, or prepare a design

– de · sign · ed · ly \ - ' z ī -n ə d-l ē \ adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.