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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.
The architect showed us his designs for the new office building.
synonyms:
blueprint, draft, plan, program, scheme, strategy
similar words:
agenda, diagram, map, outline, sketch
definition 2: pattern.
The pillow cases have a floral design on them.
synonyms:
pattern
similar words:
decoration, detail, figure, lay, print, shape, style
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The word design contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
sign Latin root that means mark, sign