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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·sign /dɪˈzaɪn/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·sign /dɪˈzaɪn/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sign v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designed p. pr. & vb. n. Designing.]
 1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
 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; mean.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sign, v. i. To form a design or designs; to plan.
 Design for, to intend to go to. [Obs.] “From this city she designed for Collin [Cologne].”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sign n.
 1. A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.
 2. A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
    The vast design and purposof the King.   --Tennyson.
    The leaders of that assembly who withstood the designs of a besotted woman.   --Hallam.
    A . . . settled design upon another man's life.   --Locke.
    How little he could guess the secret designs of the court!   --Macaulay.
 3. Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
 4. The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
 5. Mus. The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
 Arts of design, those into which the designing of artistic forms and figures enters as a principal part, as architecture, painting, engraving, sculpture.
 School of design, one in which are taught the invention and delineation of artistic or decorative figures, patterns, and the like.
 Syn: -- Intention; purpose; scheme; project; plan; idea.
 Usage: -- Design, Intention, Purpose. Design has reference to something definitely aimed at. Intention points to the feelings or desires with which a thing is sought. Purpose has reference to a settled choice or determination for its attainment. “I had no design to injure you,” means it was no part of my aim or object. “I had no intention to injure you,” means, I had no wish or desire of that kind. “My purpose was directly the reverse,” makes the case still stronger.
    Is he a prudent man . . . that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to the remaining part of his life?   --Tillotson.
    I wish others the same intention, and greater successes.   --Sir W. Temple.
    It is the purpose that makes strong the vow.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of working out the form of something (as by making a
           sketch or outline or plan); "he contributed to the
           design of a new instrument" [syn: designing]
      2: an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard
         made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for
         living"; "a plan for seating guests" [syn: plan]
      3: something intended as a guide for making something else; "a
         blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt" [syn: blueprint,
      4: a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on
         the doors" [syn: pattern, figure]
      5: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your
         planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new
         translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was
         created with the conscious aim of answering immediate
         needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: purpose,
          intent, intention, aim]
      6: a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the
         design of a building"
      7: the creation of something in the mind [syn: invention, innovation,
          excogitation, conception]
      v 1: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to
           murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan
           an attack" [syn: plan, project, contrive]
      2: design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;
         "This room is not designed for work"
      3: create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or
         highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
      4: make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic
         form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of
         the museum" [syn: plan]
      5: create designs; "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
      6: conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a
         good excuse for not attending classes that day"
      7: intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the
         world of business"