verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of design
Origin of designed
Related Words for predesignedpremeditated, careful, conscious, purposeful, calculated, studious, cold-blooded, thoughtful, cautious, willful, prudent, meticulous, doomed, coming, intended, designed, studied, considered, express, predetermined
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.