Meaning of DESIGN in English



Function: noun

Date: 1569

1 a : a particular purpose held in view by an individual or group <he has ambitious design s for his son> b : deliberate purposive planning <more by accident than design >

2 : a mental project or scheme in which means to an end are laid down

3 a : a deliberate undercover project or scheme : PLOT b plural : aggressive or evil intent ― used with on or against <he has design s on the money>

4 : a preliminary sketch or outline showing the main features of something to be executed <the design for the new stadium>

5 a : an underlying scheme that governs functioning, developing, or unfolding : PATTERN , MOTIF <the general design of the epic> b : a plan or protocol for carrying out or accomplishing something (as a scientific experiment) also : the process of preparing this

6 : the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art

7 : a decorative pattern <a floral design >

8 : the creative art of executing aesthetic or functional designs

synonyms see INTENTION , PLAN

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