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What is a basic definition of design?
Design means to create a plan or sketch of something that is going to be made later, especially a plan that details what the finished thing will do and look like. A design is the plan or sketch created as a result of this activity. Design also means to intend something for a specific purpose. Design has several other senses as a verb and a noun.
Design means to sketch something out and draw up a plan of how the finished project will look and function. For example, the government will have a team design a new bridge before actually building it. This means that someone will draw a sketch of what they want the bridge to look like and determine how much weight they want the bridge to hold. The people who actually build the bridge will consult this plan to guide them in the construction. A person who makes these preliminary sketches is called a designer.
Real-life examples: Architects design new buildings. Mattel and Hasbro design new toys. Microsoft and Apple frequently design new computers and gadgets.
Used in a sentence: The engineer designed a new type of airplane wing.
A design is the actual sketch or drawing that a person who is designing something creates. On the internet, you can find some early and original designs of many popular products we use today. Often, these early designs are quite different from the final product.
Used in a sentence: The scientists were working on a design for a new type of spacecraft.
Design also means to intend something for a specific purpose.
Real-life examples: Hats are designed to be worn on the head. A lawnmower is designed to cut grass. Cars are not designed for driving underwater.
Used in a sentence: The ad campaign was designed to attract more teenage fans.
Where does design come from?
The first records of design come from around 1350. It ultimately comes from the Latin dēsignāre, meaning “to mark out.”
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What are some other forms related to design?
- designable (adjective)
- designer (noun)
- outdesign (verb)
- overdesign (verb)
- predesign (verb)
- redesign (verb)
What are some synonyms for design?
What are some words that share a root or word element with design?
What are some words that often get used in discussing design?
How is design used in real life?
Design is a common word that is often used to refer to an initial plan of something, especially something new.
Bill Gates designed the current iPhone podcast app, right?
— andrewosenga (@andrewosenga) January 7, 2013
I basically designed the menu around things that don’t require a ton of prep work, but I’ll have a bit. Mostly chopping veggies, making desserts, and yeast rolls.
— mravantcentre🦉 (@mravantcentre) December 23, 2020
My lower back pain serves as a reminder of my age and that my parents' kitchen wasn't designed with someone 6'2" in mind.
— one Wolf (@GroverTMuldoon) November 27, 2020
Try using design!
True or False?
A bicycle design is a picture of the finished bicycle with a list of all of its features.
How to use design in a sentence
This ruled notebook contains 100 sheets with wide ruled lines, and features the classic marble pattern design on its thick cover.
Apple’s smartwatch made some major leaps forward in design and functionality over the past two years, but the new Series 6 is more of a modest improvement this time around.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great|Aaron Pressman|September 17, 2020|Fortune
They both employ a similar rangefinder design and comparable resolution.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside|Stan Horaczek|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
It comes with an odorless design and offers weights that range from 4 to 30 pounds.The best weighted vests for your next tough workout|PopSci Commerce Team|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
It was the design school whose legacy can be found in the gadgets we carry—Apple’s Steve Jobs and Jony Ive took clear inspiration—and some of the world’s most iconic buildings.Europe’s leaders want to create a ‘new Bauhaus’ as part of its Green Deal. But what does that even mean?|David Meyer|September 16, 2020|Fortune
An F-35 was destroyed on takeoff earlier in the year when a design flaw in its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine sparked a fire.
But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.
In general, their presence is meant to throw you off your game by design.
Industry experts claim an increase in awareness amongst men when it comes to styles, design, and price regarding their underwear.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The creative team behind the new My Lai project is working out the details for set design.
This was a vast building of classical design, resembling a Grecian temple.
Besides this the old general meant it, when he had stated his design to provide a specially heavy pair of weapons.
This is often due to a law of nature rather than to imperfection of design or workmanship.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
The Marshal's design, therefore, was to hold the enemy till the main French army arrived.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In length there was no alteration, but the design seems more condensed, more compact, yet slightly wider in the opening.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
British Dictionary definitions for design
Derived forms of designdesignable, adjective
Word Origin for design
Other Idioms and Phrases with design
see by design; have designs on.