- designer baby,
- designer drug,
- designer gene,
Origin of designing
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of design
Examples from the Web for designing
And in 1939, the MOMA building opened that he was instrumental in designing and building.
He had been designing the outfits for the Paris-based company while they were performing in Rome.
The challenge is designing tools to help make that happen.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out|DailyBurn|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The money they spent on researching, designing, and marketing their goods is lost to a cheaper knockoff.
The Memphis-based CEO has been designing and creating his own collection ever since.
But designing a machine to handle the planets and the sun, while a lot simpler, was still a complex problem.The Sky Is Falling|Lester del Rey
This is surprising after what he says of the methods of designing stirrups.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design|Edward Godfrey
This again suggests 'design' and a designing 'force,' which we do not find in the realm of physics.Science and Morals and Other Essays|Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
In the story of the designing and building of the model house reference was made to contributions from the forge shop.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration|Charles Franklin Warner
Beware of ignorance which assumes the mask of knowledge, or of designing roguery which apes the appearance of innocence.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
Word Origin for design
"scheming," 1670s, present participle adjective from design (v.).
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.