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1. design

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect.

Synonyms

  • specify
  • destine
  • designate

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • unbelief
  • begin
  • phase in

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Design

  • disincline
  • bodenstein
  • recombine
  • missildine
  • macalpine
  • intertwine
  • bornstein
  • barentine
  • sharp-sign
  • sharp-sign

  • redefine
  • leontine
  • vanduyne
  • vanduyn
  • vandine
  • recline
  • reassign
  • realign
  • incline
  • hot-line
  • gourdine
  • entwine
  • enshrine
  • decline
  • consign
  • confine
  • combine
  • supine
  • strine
  • resign

How do you pronounce design?

Pronounce design as dɪˈzaɪn.

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How do you spell design? Is it desgin ?

A common misspelling of design is desgin

Sentences with design


1. Verb, base form
It's important to design the tank with this in mind.

2. Noun, singular or mass
That gives you a little more time to go back and work your design.

Quotes about design


1. I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
- B. F. Skinner

2. Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.
- David Hockney

3. There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!
- Diane von Furstenberg

2. design

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] make or work out a plan for; devise.

Synonyms

  • contrive
  • create by mental act
  • plan
  • project
  • plot
  • map out
  • concert
  • create mentally

Antonyms

  • nonalignment
  • finish
  • sharpness
  • crooked

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

3. design

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • make
  • tailor
  • create

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • free
  • let go of

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

4. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan).

Synonyms

  • planning
  • designing

Antonyms

  • unbraid
  • unweave
  • untwist

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

5. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] an arrangement scheme.

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • meal plan
  • snare
  • organisation
  • plan
  • configuration
  • system
  • trap
  • hotel plan
  • constellation
  • organization

Antonyms

  • plain
  • disinherit
  • conception
  • misconception

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

6. design

verb. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form.

Synonyms

  • blueprint
  • plan
  • engineer
  • draft
  • draught
  • create mentally
  • redesign

Antonyms

  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight
  • crookedness

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

7. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] something intended as a guide for making something else.

Synonyms

  • program
  • blueprint
  • plan
  • programme

Antonyms

  • forget
  • nonintellectual
  • stupidity
  • intellectual

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

8. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] a decorative or artistic work.

Synonyms

  • pyrograph
  • argyle
  • marking
  • tetraskele
  • linocut
  • tetraskelion
  • motive
  • weave
  • herringbone pattern
  • argyll
  • herringbone
  • decal
  • triskelion
  • mandala
  • tattoo
  • pattern
  • bear claw
  • device
  • emblem
  • polka dot
  • motif
  • triskele
  • figure
  • screen saver
  • decalcomania
  • ornamentation
  • ornament
  • damascene
  • mihrab
  • decoration

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disagree
  • divide
  • multiply

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

9. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something.

Synonyms

  • study

Antonyms

  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)

10. design

noun. ['dɪˈzaɪn'] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.

Synonyms

  • will
  • goal
  • cross-purpose
  • sake
  • idea
  • intention
  • mind
  • purpose
  • view
  • final cause
  • end
  • intent

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • designer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • designare (Latin)
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