design


design
1 /dI'zaIn/ noun
1 ARRANGEMENT OF PARTS (U) the way that something has been planned and made, including its appearance, how it works etc: One or two changes have been made to the computer's basic design. | the importance of good design
2 PATTERN (C) a decorative pattern on something: wallpaper with a floral design
3 DRAWING PLANS (U) the art or process of making a drawing of something to show how you will make it or what it will look like: graphic design
4 DRAWN PLAN (C) a drawing showing how something will be made or what it will look like
(+ for): The Council has just approved the design for the new sports centre.
5 INTENTION (C) a plan that someone has in their mind: Did he have some sinister design in doing this? | by design (=intentionally): Whether this happened by design or not we shall never know.
6 have designs on sb to want a sexual relationship with someone: It soon became obvious that he had designs on her.
7 have designs on sth to be interested in something because you want it for yourself, especially if it will bring you money: I reckon they have designs on their uncle's business.
2 verb
1 (I, T) to make a drawing or plan of something that will be made or built: A local architect designed the theatre. | well/badly etc designed: a well designed office
2 (transitive usually passive) to plan or develop something for a specific purpose: design sth to do sth: These exercises are designed to develop and strengthen muscles. | be designed for: coursebooks designed for intermediate students | be designed as: a short film designed as an introduction to road safety
—see also: designer 1

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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