- designated driver,
- designated employment,
- designated hitter,
- designer baby,
- designer drug
Origin of designed
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of design
Examples from the Web for designed
“I got the weaver to use his craftsmanship on modern silhouettes we designed,” he said.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Comments like that are designed to stoke the fires of fan-passion—and it works beautifully.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Given the somewhat macabre origins of the feast, many of the celebrations were designed to placate the gods.
“That FBI money is designed to entice somebody in the United states to help find where he is overseas,” the former agent said.
The Afghanistan artist who designed the cards receives a royalty on all packages sold.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Robert designed and projected an ironclad battleship, the first one in the world.The Age of Invention|Holland Thompson
This further scheme is, however, designed only to supplement the trans-continental lines already mentioned.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914|Edwin A. Pratt
He now embarks on several courses of action, each of which is designed to cement their relations.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry|W. G. Archer
The Test Diets are designed for the period during which the patient becomes gradually sugar free.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
This difference indicates the grade of sensitivity that the weights in the tray are designed to test.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
Word Origin for design
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.)).
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.
see by design; have designs on.