Synonyms for designdɪˈzaɪn
the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
an arrangement scheme
blueprint, design, pattern(noun)
something intended as a guide for making something else
intention, aim, form, design, approach pattern, figure, designing, formula, rule, radiation pattern, practice, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, traffic pattern, radiation diagram, intent, invention, convention, shape, innovation, normal, purpose
design, pattern, figure(noun)
a decorative or artistic work
image, figure, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, pattern, anatomy, design, material body, build
purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
intention, objective, use, design, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading
a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(verb)
the creation of something in the mind
intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose
plan, project, contrive, design(verb)
make or work out a plan for; devise
throw, see, protrude, design, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after
plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
intend or have as a purpose
design(noun)To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.
design(noun)To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).
design(noun)The composition of a work of art.
design(noun)Intention or plot.
design(noun)The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.
design(noun)The art of designing
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.
The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.
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