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


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·ing, a. Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sign·ing, n. The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest;
            "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark
            schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming
            wife"; "a scheming gold digger" [syn: scheming]
      n : 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: design]