- to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge.
- to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.
- to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students.
- to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan: The prisoner designed an intricate escape.
- to assign in thought or intention; purpose: He designed to be a doctor.
- Obsolete. to mark out, as by a sign; indicate.
- to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.
- to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.
- an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed.
- organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition.
- the combination of details or features of a picture, building, etc.; the pattern or motif of artistic work: the design on a bracelet.
- the art of designing: a school of design.
- a plan or project: a design for a new process.
- a plot or intrigue, especially an underhand, deceitful, or treacherous one: His political rivals formulated a design to unseat him.
- designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme having evil or selfish motives: He had designs on his partner's stock.
- intention; purpose; end.
- adaptation of means to a preconceived end.
Origin of design
Examples from the Web for redesign
One of Yudashkin's greatest national honors came in 2007, when he was asked to redesign the Russian army uniforms.Valentin Yudashkin, Russia’s Couture King
March 17, 2014
That summer, the CFPB used online feedback to redesign the mortgage disclosure form.How the Government Can Avoid Another HealthCare.gov Debacle
Alexander B. Howard
November 18, 2013
The company also launched a redesign of its heavily trafficked home page.Yahoo! Poised to Cash In on Initial Public Offering of China E-Commerce Giant Alibaba
September 26, 2013
Since 9/11, America has gotten out of the business of trying to redesign the greater Middle East.Boston Is Not 9/11 Redux for America’s Muslims
April 22, 2013
After a redesign last year, the toy now heats up like a traditional oven and looks more like a microwave.Easy-Bake Oven Mans Up: Hasbro to Manufacture Boy-Friendly Design
December 18, 2012
Upon their return to the farm in 1948, they also began to restore and redesign the grounds surrounding the farmhouse.Green Spring Farm
It is much to be regretted Mr. Harlowe did not redesign that principal figure.
As usual in the adoption of foreign devices, we had to redesign these weapons to make them adaptable to American shop methods.
Early in 1918 the American Expeditionary Forces advised us to redesign the 240-millimeter mortar to give it a stronger barrel.
- to change the design of (something)
- something that has been redesigned
- to work out the structure or form of (something), as by making a sketch, outline, pattern, or plans
- to plan and make (something) artistically or skilfully
- (tr) to form or conceive in the mind; invent
- (tr) to intend, as for a specific purpose; plan
- (tr) obsolete to mark out or designate
- a plan, sketch, or preliminary drawing
- the arrangement or pattern of elements or features of an artistic or decorative workthe design of the desk is Chippendale
- a finished artistic or decorative creation
- the art of designing
- a plan, scheme, or project
- an end aimed at or planned for; intention; purpose
- (often plural; often foll by on or against) a plot or hostile scheme, often to gain possession of (something) by illegitimate means
- a coherent or purposeful pattern, as opposed to chaosGod's design appears in nature
- argument from design philosophy another name for teleological argument
Word Origin and History for redesign
1881, probably from redesign (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.
Idioms and Phrases with redesign
see by design; have designs on.