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.
Dutch: vormgeving, dessin, design
Polish: design, wzornictwo, dizajn
An arrangement scheme:
— The awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult.
— It was an excellent design for living.
Something intended as a guide for making something else.
A decorative or artistic work:
— The coach had a design on the doors.
Dutch: aftekening, dessin, patroon, tekening, werkje
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions:
— He made no secret of his designs.
Dutch: voornemen, bedoeling, intensie, intentie, inzicht, opzet, zin
Polish: chęć, intencja, zamiar, zamierzenie, zamysł
A preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something.
Make or work out a plan for; devise:
— Design a new sales strategy.
Roget 620: intend, purpose, design, mean; have to; propose to oneself; harbor a design; have in view, have in contemplation, have in one's eye, have in petto; have an eye to. bid for, labor for; ... show more
Dutch: ontwerpen, bedenken, concipiëren, plannen, uitdenken, uitstippelen, verzinnen, vinden
Plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect.
Create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner.
Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form:
— Design a better mousetrap.
Dutch: ontwerpen, plannen, projecteren
Conceive or fashion in the mind; invent.
Intend or have as a purpose.
Moby thesaurus: abstract art, action, aim, aim at, ambition, anagnorisis, angle, animus, approach, architectonics, architecture, argument, arrange, arrangement, art, art form, art object, artful dodge, artifice, artist ... show more.
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