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Noun design has 7 senses
  1. design, designing - 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"
    --1 is a kind of creating by mental acts
    --1 has particulars: planning
    Derived forms: verb design4, verb design2
  2. design, plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
    --2 is a kind of arrangement, organization, organisation, system
    --2 has particulars:
     configuration, constellation; layout; trap, snare; hotel plan, meal plan
    Derived forms: verb design2, verb design1
  3. blueprint, design, pattern - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
    --3 is a kind of plan, program, programme
  4. design, pattern, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
    --4 is a kind of decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --4 has particulars:
     argyle, argyll; bear claw; damascene; decal, decalcomania; device; emblem; linocut; mandala; mihrab; motif; polka dot; pyrograph; screen saver; tattoo; tetraskelion, tetraskele; triskelion, triskele; weave; marking
    Derived forms: verb design5, verb design3
  5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design - 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"
    --5 is a kind of goal, end
    --5 has particulars: mind, idea; cross-purpose; sake; view; will
    Derived forms: verb design7, verb design6, verb design1
  6. design - a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"
    --6 is a kind of
    sketch, study
    Derived forms: verb design4, verb design2
  7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design - the creation of something in the mind
    --7 is a kind of creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
    --7 has particulars: concoction; contrivance
    Derived forms: verb design4, verb design1
Verb design has 7 senses
  1. plan, project, contrive, design - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
    --1 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived forms: noun design7, noun design5, noun design2
    Sample sentences:
    Did he design his major works over a short period of time?
    They design the cape
  2. design - design something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
    --2 is one way to
    intend, destine, designate, specify
    Derived forms: noun design6, noun design2, noun design1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. design - create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
    --3 is one way to
    create, make
    Derived forms: noun design4, noun designer4, noun designer2, noun designing1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he design his major works over a short period of time?
  4. design, plan - make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
    --4 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived forms: noun design7, noun design6, noun design1, noun designer2, noun designing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. design - create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
    --5 is one way to
    create, make
    Derived forms: noun design4, noun designer1, noun designer4
    Sample sentence:
    Did he design his major works over a short period of time?
  6. design - conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
    --6 is one way to
    gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise
    Derived form: noun design5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. design - intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business"
    --7 is one way to
    intend, mean, think
    Derived form: noun design5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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