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Synonyms for design
dɪˈzaɪnde·sign

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 3 votes

  1. design

    Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.

    Synonyms:
    aim, device, end, end, final cause, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose, scheme

    Preposition:
    The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. design, designingnoun

    the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, invention, intent, conception

  2. design, plannoun

    an arrangement scheme

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, program, figure, designing, programme, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, intent, invention, architectural plan, innovation, purpose

  3. blueprint, design, patternnoun

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, form, approach pattern, figure, designing, formula, rule, radiation pattern, practice, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, traffic pattern, radiation diagram, intent, invention, convention, shape, innovation, normal, purpose

  4. design, pattern, figurenoun

    a decorative or artistic work

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

    Synonyms:
    image, figure, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, pattern, anatomy, material body, build

  5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, use, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading

  6. designnoun

    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

    "the design of a building"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, invention, intent, conception

  7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designverb

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose

  8. plan, project, contrive, designverb

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

    Synonyms:
    throw, see, protrude, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after

  9. designverb

    plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

    "This room is not designed for work"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  10. designverb

    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

    "Chanel designed the famous suit"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  11. design, planverb

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

    "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive, be after

  12. designverb

    create designs

    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  13. designverb

    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  14. designverb

    intend or have as a purpose

    "She designed to go far in the world of business"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. designverb

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, devise, contrive, scheme, concoct, brew, purpose, intend, mean, propose to one's self, have in view

  2. designverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, delineate, sketch, describe, trace out

  3. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    intention, intent, purpose, project, plan, device, scheme, proposal, aim, intent, meaning, purport, drift, scope, object, mark

  4. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    sketch, drawing, outline, delineation, plan, draught

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    sketch, draught, outline, plan, scheme, intention, purpose, project, intent, aim

    Associated words:
    teleology, teleologist, teleological

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How to use design in a sentence?

  1. Amy Ross:

    This isn't a design flaw or an issue of mishandling, no consideration was given to preserving the suit as an artifact for 50 years after the flight.

  2. Ben Ainslie Racing:

    In terms of setting structure and design philosophy, that happens now, if we get this bit wrong, we'll never recover. And unfortunately until we're on the start line, we won't know for sure how we've done.

  3. Chanique Davis:

    She is such a profound Hispanic icon. I wanted my kids to know about her, selena was not just a singer, she was an artist. She was a visual artist. She drew in her sketchbook. She liked to design clothing and she had many boutiques where her clothing was sold, but she was an artist as well. And so I used her because I was able to create discussion around being multifaceted as an artist.

  4. Gerry McGovern:

    In Britain, it was always the vehicle of the landed gentry, the establishment, the farmers, the people who lived out in the country, that went shooting, all this sort of thing, it still has that. It still has a core following, but it's much more than that now. It's entrepreneurs, it's people that are successful, it's people that are creatively minded, or design literate.

  5. Graeme Korner:

    If you were going to design a terrible period to fire a minister, this is the perfect time. It is a real tragedy.


Translations for design

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  • تخطيط, تصميم, التصميمArabic
  • ниәтBashkir
  • дизайн, шарка, конструкция, намерение, проектирам, десен, план, композиция, замислямBulgarian
  • dissenyar, dissenyCatalan, Valencian
  • návrh, designCzech
  • designDanish
  • Design, Entwurf, designen, Muster, Absicht, entwerfen, PlanGerman
  • σχεδιάζω, σχέδιοGreek
  • desegniEsperanto
  • intención, diseño, diseñar, modeloSpanish
  • طراحی, دیزاینPersian
  • malli, design, muotoilu, juoni, muotoilla, suunnitelma, suunnitella, kuvio, sommittelu, kuosiFinnish
  • plan, modèle, dessein, intention, conception, designFrench
  • rùnScottish Gaelic
  • עיצובHebrew
  • डिजाईनHindi
  • tervez, tervezésHungarian
  • designarInterlingua
  • DesainIndonesian
  • hönnun, hannaIcelandic
  • design, disegno, progettareItalian
  • לְעַצֵבHebrew
  • デザイン, 意図, 設計, 模様Japanese
  • ವಿನ್ಯಾಸKannada
  • 디자인, 設計, 설계Korean
  • consiliumLatin
  • hoahoaMāori
  • disinn, iddisinnjaMaltese
  • dessin, vormgeving, ontwerpDutch
  • designNorwegian
  • naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
  • wzornictwo, plan, zamiar, wzór, motyw, krój, dizajn, kompozycja, projekt, zamysł, projektować, designPolish
  • intenção, desenho, projetar, projeto, design, desenharPortuguese
  • proiectaRomanian
  • конструкция, замысел, дизайн, композиция, умысел, узор, план, образец, внешний вид, модель, намерение, экстерьер, проектRussian
  • mustra, узорак, дизајн, нацрт, мустра, план, nakana, dizajn, plan, интенција, накана, intencija, uzorak, nacrtSerbo-Croatian
  • design, utforma, designaSwedish
  • வடிவமைப்புTamil
  • రూపకల్పనTelugu
  • kompozisyon, tasarım, niyet, tasarlamak, dizayn, desen, bileşimTurkish
  • ڈیزائنUrdu
  • thiết kếVietnamese
  • 设计Chinese

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