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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Design \De*sign"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Designing.] [F. d['e]signer to designate, cf.
F. dessiner to draw, dessin drawing, dessein a plan or
scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare to designate; de-
+ signare to mark, mark out, signum mark, sign. See Sign,
and cf. Design, n., Designate.]
1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch
for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to
2. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to
show; to point out; to appoint.
We shall see
Justice design the victor's chivalry. --Shak.
Meet me to-morrow where the master
And this fraternity shall design. --Beau. & Fl.
3. To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or
scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay
out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a
statue, or a cathedral.
4. To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the
remote object, but sometimes with to.
Ask of politicians the end for which laws were
originally designed. --Burke.
He was designed to the study of the law. --Dryden.
Syn: To sketch; plan; purpose; intend; propose; project;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: done or made or performed with purpose and intent;
"style...is more than the deliberate and designed
creation"- Havelock Ellis; "games designed for all ages";
"well-designed houses" [syn: designed, intentional]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "designed":
advised, aforethought, aimed, aimed at, arranged, blueprinted,
calculated, charted, conscious, considered, contemplated,
contrived, decided, deliberate, deliberated, determined, devised,
envisaged, envisioned, figured, in the works, intended,
intentional, knowing, meant, meditated, methodized, of design,
on the agenda, on the anvil, on the calendar, on the carpet,
on the docket, on the tapis, organized, planned, plotted,
premeditated, prepense, projected, proposed, purposed, purposeful,
purposive, rationalized, resolved, scheduled, schematized, set,
shaped, strategetic, strategic, studied, studious, sur le tapis,
systematized, tactical, teleological, thought-out, voluntary,
willful, witting, worked out
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