verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of design
Related Words for designpicture, scheme, layout, form, map, pattern, study, idea, method, construction, architecture, composition, model, arrangement, drawing, plan, style, motif, shape, device
Examples from the Web for design
Contemporary Examples of design
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.Brie Larson’s Hollywood Transformation
December 29, 2014
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
December 23, 2014
Encompass Develop, Design Construct, LLC A Kentucky-based architect, design and construction service.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of design
I'll send young Rapson, the architect, along to make a design.Viviette
William J. Locke
They are apprehensive that Mr. Lovelace will be there with design to come home with me.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The mosaic border to the frame is quite unique in its design.
It was a thing that happened; there was no design in it; that would have been out of character.Quaint Courtships
Your design is great and noble; and I doubt not but God will bless you in it.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
Word Origin for design
1540s, from Latin designare "mark out, devise, choose, designate, appoint," from de- "out" (see de-) + signare "to mark," from signum "a mark, sign" (see sign (n.)). Originally in English with the meaning now attached to designate; many modern uses of design are metaphoric extensions. Related: Designed; designing.
1580s, from Middle French desseign "purpose, project, design," from Italian disegno, from disegnare "to mark out," from Latin designare "to mark out" (see design (v.)).
see by design; have designs on.