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.
adj 1: planned or created in an artistic or skilled manner; "a
beautifully designed dress"; "some Italian designed
sandals have cushioning"
2: 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: intentional] [ant: undesigned]
3: carefully practiced or designed or premeditated; "a studied
reply" [syn: designed(a), studied(a)]
4: organized so as to give configuration to; "a magnet is
surrounded by a configured field"; "a vehicle designed for
rough terrain" [syn: configured]