verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- designated driver,
- designated employment,
- designated hitter
Origin of design
Examples from the Web for 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.
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
Encompass Develop, Design Construct, LLC A Kentucky-based architect, design and construction service.
They are extremely well executed and enhance the beauty of the design.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
Then the design is traced on it, or drafted directly on it with lead.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
He will take as well a design that has been used a hundred times as a newer one.An Artist's Letters From Japan|John La Farge
In the midst of them all, a group of splendid Toledo swords, beautiful in design and workmanship, were suspended.Dangerous Ground|Lawrence L. Lynch
The important element in the argument from design—that of purpose—is thus pure assumption.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
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.