Date: 1300-1400
Origin: French d├ęsigner, from Latin designare, from signare 'to mark'


2 verb
design2 S3 W1 [transitive]
1 to make a drawing or plan of something that will be made or built:
The tower was designed by Gilbert Scott.
design something for something
She designed a new logo for the company.
well/badly etc designed
a badly designed office
2 [usually passive] to plan or develop something for a specific purpose
design something to do something
These exercises are designed to strengthen muscles.
be designed for somebody/something
The course is designed for beginners.
be designed as something
The book is designed as a reference manual.

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