verb (used with object)
to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of:
to design a new bridge.
to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.
to intend for a definite purpose:
a scholarship designed for foreign students.
to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan:
The prisoner designed an intricate escape.
to assign in thought or intention; purpose:
He designed to be a doctor.
Obsolete. to mark out, as by a sign; indicate.
verb (used without object)
to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans.
to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc.
an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed.
organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition.
the combination of details or features of a picture, building, etc.; the pattern or motif of artistic work:
the design on a bracelet.
the art of designing:
a school of design.
a plan or project:
a design for a new process.
a plot or intrigue, especially an underhand, deceitful, or treacherous one:
His political rivals formulated a design to unseat him.
designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme having evil or selfish motives:
He had designs on his partner’s stock.
intention; purpose; end.
adaptation of means to a preconceived end.
to work out the structure or form of (something), as by making a sketch, outline, pattern, or plans
to plan and make (something) artistically or skilfully
(transitive) to form or conceive in the mind; invent
(transitive) to intend, as for a specific purpose; plan
(transitive) (obsolete) to mark out or designate
a plan, sketch, or preliminary drawing
the arrangement or pattern of elements or features of an artistic or decorative work: the design of the desk is Chippendale
a finished artistic or decorative creation
the art of designing
a plan, scheme, or project
an end aimed at or planned for; intention; purpose
(often pl; often foll by on or against) a plot or hostile scheme, often to gain possession of (something) by illegitimate means
a coherent or purposeful pattern, as opposed to chaos: God’s design appears in nature
(philosophy) argument from design, another name for teleological argument
have designs on
verb (used with object) 1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge. 2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully. 3. to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students. 4. to […]
underdevelop [uhn-der-di-vel-uh p] /ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əp/ verb (used with object) 1. to develop (something) short of the required amount: to underdevelop film. underdevelop /ˌʌndədɪˈvɛləp/ verb 1. (transitive) (photog) to process (a film, plate, or paper) in developer for less than the required time, or at too low a temperature, or in an exhausted solution
underdeveloped [uhn-der-di-vel-uh pt] /ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əpt/ adjective 1. improperly or insufficiently developed. 2. Photography. (of a negative) less developed than is normal, so as to produce a relatively dark positive lacking in contrast. 3. developing (def 2). underdevelop [uhn-der-di-vel-uh p] /ˌʌn dər dɪˈvɛl əp/ verb (used with object) 1. to develop (something) short of […]
verb (used with object), diagnosed, diagnosing. 1. to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza. 2. to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock. 3. to […]