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[dih-zahynd] /dɪˈzaɪnd/
made or done intentionally; intended; planned.
Origin of designed
First recorded in 1580-90; design + -ed2
Related forms
[dih-zahy-nid-nis] /dɪˈzaɪ nɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA),
nondesigned, adjective
predesigned, adjective
well-designed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As stated before, the first work should be tracings from well-designed patterns.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • It was like the comment of a passer-by upon a well-designed figure in a tapestry.

    The Altar Steps Compton MacKenzie
  • For the power and reach of a well-designed concentration there can be no finer example.

    Some Principles of Maritime Strategy

    Julian Stafford Corbett
  • There are certain limits for this proportion of blade to disc area for well-designed wheels, beyond which it is not well to go.

  • The whole sum was required, and much more besides, to complete the well-designed and elaborate fort.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • In a well-designed picture the eye is drawn chiefly to one particular spot.

    The Author's Craft Arnold Bennett
  • In the tropics, on days of sunshine, there must always be an upward current of air in well-designed houses.

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