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de·sign

design

 
 
pronunciation:
dih zaIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: designs, designing, designed
definition 1: to make or draw plans for the structure or form of.
She designed the costumes for the movie.He designed his house himself.
synonyms:
map out, plan
similar words:
block out, devise, draft, forge, frame, outline, plot, scheme, shape, sketch, style
definition 2: to plan for a certain goal or purpose.
They designed that playground for very young children.
synonyms:
intend, target
similar words:
aim at, calculate, reserve
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plan or outline showing how something is to be built or carried out, or the way that something is put together or appears in the end because of the way it was planned.
The architect showed us his designs for the new office building.Everybody likes the design of the new chairs because they're more comfortable and look good too.
synonyms:
blueprint, draft, plan, program, scheme, strategy
similar words:
agenda, diagram, map, outline, sketch
definition 2: a drawing made by an artist as a model of something.
She looked at many dress designs before going to stores to look for a wedding dress.
synonyms:
drawing, picture
similar words:
painting, sketch
definition 3: pattern or arrangement.
The pillow cases have a floral design on them.
synonyms:
pattern
similar words:
decoration, detail, figure, lay, print, shape, style
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