designing

[ dih-zahy-ning ]
/ dɪˈzaɪ nɪŋ /

adjective

scheming; intriguing; artful; crafty.
showing or using forethought.

noun

the act or art of making designs.

Origin of designing

First recorded in 1610–20; design + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM designing

de·sign·ing·ly, adverbwell-de·sign·ing, adjective

Definition for designing (2 of 2)

design
[ dih-zahyn ]
/ dɪˈzaɪn /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.
to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.

noun

Origin of design

1350–1400; Middle English designen < Latin dēsignāre to mark out. See de-, sign

OTHER WORDS FROM design

synonym study for design

5. See intend. 13. See plan.
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British Dictionary definitions for designing (1 of 2)

designing
/ (dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ) /

adjective

artful and scheming; conniving; crafty

Derived forms of designing

designingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for designing (2 of 2)

design
/ (dɪˈzaɪn) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of design

designable, adjective

Word Origin for design

C16: from Latin dēsignāre to mark out, describe, from de- + signāre to mark, from signum a mark, sign
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Idioms and Phrases with designing

design

see by design; have designs on.

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