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English

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Etymology

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From Middle English designen, from Old French designer, from Latin designō (I mark out, point out, describe, design, contrive), from de- (or dis-) + signō (I mark), from signum (mark). Doublet of designate.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈzaɪn/
  • Hyphenation: de‧sign
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Noun

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design (countable and uncountable, plural designs)

  1. A specification of an object or process, referring to requirements to be satisfied and thus conditions to be met for them to solve a problem.
  2. A plan (with more or less detail) for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system.
    The initial design of the park was rejected for being too expensive.
  3. A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.
    We're working on some new designs for our range of summer shirts
  4. The composition of a work of art.
  5. Intention or plot.
    We have designs on winning the league next season.
    To be hateful of the truth by design.
    • 1763, Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz, History of Louisisana, PG, page 40:
      I give it you without any other design than to shew you that I reckon nothing dear to me, when I want to do you a pleasure.
    • 1762, Charles Johnstone, The Reverie; or, A Flight to the Paradise of Fools[1], volume 2, Dublin: Printed by Dillon Chamberlaine, →OCLC, page 202:
      At length, one night, when the company by ſome accident broke up much ſooner than ordinary, ſo that the candles were not half burnt out, ſhe was not able to reſiſt the temptation, but reſolved to have them ſome way or other. Accordingly, as ſoon as the hurry was over, and the ſervants, as ſhe thought, all gone to ſleep, ſhe ſtole out of her bed, and went down ſtairs, naked to her ſhift as ſhe was, with a deſign to ſteal them []
    • 2011 June 28, Piers Newbery, “Wimbledon 2011: Sabine Lisicki beats Marion Bartoli”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      Lisicki will rise from her current ranking of 62 to at least 35 in the world on the back of her efforts at the All England Club, but she will have serious designs on a first Grand Slam title after overcoming the 2007 runner-up.
    1. (particularly) Malicious or malevolent intention.
      To have evil designs.
  6. The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.
  7. The art of designing
    Danish furniture design is world-famous.

Synonyms

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Hyponyms

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plan for the structure and functions of an artifact, building or system (here a piece of software)

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Translations

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Verb

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design (third-person singular simple present designs, present participle designing, simple past and past participle designed)

  1. (transitive) To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.). [from 17th c.]
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      She designed his retirement from the Royal Irish Artillery, and had negociated an immediate berth for him on the Staff of the Commander of the Forces, and a prospective one in the household of Lord Townshend []
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC:
      The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To plan (to do something).
    The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate. [16th–19th c.]
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, chapter I, in Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], London: [] T[homas] H[arper] for Edward Dod, [], →OCLC, 1st book, page 10:
      he looks not below the Moon, but hath designed the regiment of sublunary affairs unto inferiour deputations.
    • 1700, John Dryden, Translations from Ovid's Epistles, Preface:
      He was designed to the study of the law.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
  5. To manifest requirements to be satisfied by an object or process for them to solve a problem.

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Czech

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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design m inan

  1. design

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Further reading

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  • design in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • design in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English design.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /diˈzɑi̯n/
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  • Hyphenation: de‧sign

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design n (plural designs)

  1. design

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Finnish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English design.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdisɑi̯n/, [ˈdis̠ɑ̝i̯n]

Noun

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design

  1. design
    Synonym: suunnittelu

Declension

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Inflection of design (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative design designit
genitive designin designien
partitive designia designeja
illative designiin designeihin
singular plural
nominative design designit
accusative nom. design designit
gen. designin
genitive designin designien
partitive designia designeja
inessive designissa designeissa
elative designista designeista
illative designiin designeihin
adessive designilla designeilla
ablative designilta designeilta
allative designille designeille
essive designina designeina
translative designiksi designeiksi
abessive designitta designeitta
instructive designein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of design (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative designini designini
accusative nom. designini designini
gen. designini
genitive designini designieni
partitive designiani designejani
inessive designissani designeissani
elative designistani designeistani
illative designiini designeihini
adessive designillani designeillani
ablative designiltani designeiltani
allative designilleni designeilleni
essive designinani designeinani
translative designikseni designeikseni
abessive designittani designeittani
instructive
comitative designeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative designisi designisi
accusative nom. designisi designisi
gen. designisi
genitive designisi designiesi
partitive designiasi designejasi
inessive designissasi designeissasi
elative designistasi designeistasi
illative designiisi designeihisi
adessive designillasi designeillasi
ablative designiltasi designeiltasi
allative designillesi designeillesi
essive designinasi designeinasi
translative designiksesi designeiksesi
abessive designittasi designeittasi
instructive
comitative designeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative designimme designimme
accusative nom. designimme designimme
gen. designimme
genitive designimme designiemme
partitive designiamme designejamme
inessive designissamme designeissamme
elative designistamme designeistamme
illative designiimme designeihimme
adessive designillamme designeillamme
ablative designiltamme designeiltamme
allative designillemme designeillemme
essive designinamme designeinamme
translative designiksemme designeiksemme
abessive designittamme designeittamme
instructive
comitative designeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative designinne designinne
accusative nom. designinne designinne
gen. designinne
genitive designinne designienne
partitive designianne designejanne
inessive designissanne designeissanne
elative designistanne designeistanne
illative designiinne designeihinne
adessive designillanne designeillanne
ablative designiltanne designeiltanne
allative designillenne designeillenne
essive designinanne designeinanne
translative designiksenne designeiksenne
abessive designittanne designeittanne
instructive
comitative designeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative designinsa designinsa
accusative nom. designinsa designinsa
gen. designinsa
genitive designinsa designiensa
partitive designiaan
designiansa
designejaan
designejansa
inessive designissaan
designissansa
designeissaan
designeissansa
elative designistaan
designistansa
designeistaan
designeistansa
illative designiinsa designeihinsa
adessive designillaan
designillansa
designeillaan
designeillansa
ablative designiltaan
designiltansa
designeiltaan
designeiltansa
allative designilleen
designillensa
designeilleen
designeillensa
essive designinaan
designinansa
designeinaan
designeinansa
translative designikseen
designiksensa
designeikseen
designeiksensa
abessive designittaan
designittansa
designeittaan
designeittansa
instructive
comitative designeineen
designeinensa

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Inflection of design (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative design designit
genitive designin designien
partitive designiä designejä
illative designiin designeihin
singular plural
nominative design designit
accusative nom. design designit
gen. designin
genitive designin designien
partitive designiä designejä
inessive designissä designeissä
elative designistä designeistä
illative designiin designeihin
adessive designillä designeillä
ablative designiltä designeiltä
allative designille designeille
essive designinä designeinä
translative designiksi designeiksi
abessive designittä designeittä
instructive designein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of design (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative designini designini
accusative nom. designini designini
gen. designini
genitive designini designieni
partitive designiäni designejäni
inessive designissäni designeissäni
elative designistäni designeistäni
illative designiini designeihini
adessive designilläni designeilläni
ablative designiltäni designeiltäni
allative designilleni designeilleni
essive designinäni designeinäni
translative designikseni designeikseni
abessive designittäni designeittäni
instructive
comitative designeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative designisi designisi
accusative nom. designisi designisi
gen. designisi
genitive designisi designiesi
partitive designiäsi designejäsi
inessive designissäsi designeissäsi
elative designistäsi designeistäsi
illative designiisi designeihisi
adessive designilläsi designeilläsi
ablative designiltäsi designeiltäsi
allative designillesi designeillesi
essive designinäsi designeinäsi
translative designiksesi designeiksesi
abessive designittäsi designeittäsi
instructive
comitative designeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative designimme designimme
accusative nom. designimme designimme
gen. designimme
genitive designimme designiemme
partitive designiämme designejämme
inessive designissämme designeissämme
elative designistämme designeistämme
illative designiimme designeihimme
adessive designillämme designeillämme
ablative designiltämme designeiltämme
allative designillemme designeillemme
essive designinämme designeinämme
translative designiksemme designeiksemme
abessive designittämme designeittämme
instructive
comitative designeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative designinne designinne
accusative nom. designinne designinne
gen. designinne
genitive designinne designienne
partitive designiänne designejänne
inessive designissänne designeissänne
elative designistänne designeistänne
illative designiinne designeihinne
adessive designillänne designeillänne
ablative designiltänne designeiltänne
allative designillenne designeillenne
essive designinänne designeinänne
translative designiksenne designeiksenne
abessive designittänne designeittänne
instructive
comitative designeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative designinsä designinsä
accusative nom. designinsä designinsä
gen. designinsä
genitive designinsä designiensä
partitive designiään
designiänsä
designejään
designejänsä
inessive designissään
designissänsä
designeissään
designeissänsä
elative designistään
designistänsä
designeistään
designeistänsä
illative designiinsä designeihinsä
adessive designillään
designillänsä
designeillään
designeillänsä
ablative designiltään
designiltänsä
designeiltään
designeiltänsä
allative designilleen
designillensä
designeilleen
designeillensä
essive designinään
designinänsä
designeinään
designeinänsä
translative designikseen
designiksensä
designeikseen
designeiksensä
abessive designittään
designittänsä
designeittään
designeittänsä
instructive
comitative designeineen
designeinensä

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English design. Doublet of dessein.

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design m (plural designs)

  1. design

Hungarian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English design, from Latin designō (I mark out, describe, plan).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈdizaːjn]
  • Hyphenation: de‧sign
  • Rhymes: -aːjn

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design (countable and uncountable, plural designok)

  1. design (art and profession of designing functional objects such as furniture, vehicles, household appliances, etc.)
    Synonym: formatervezés

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative design designok
accusative designt designokat
dative designnak designoknak
instrumental designnal designokkal
causal-final designért designokért
translative designná designokká
terminative designig designokig
essive-formal designként designokként
essive-modal
inessive designban designokban
superessive designon designokon
adessive designnál designoknál
illative designba designokba
sublative designra designokra
allative designhoz designokhoz
elative designból designokból
delative designról designokról
ablative designtól designoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
designé designoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
designéi designokéi
Possessive forms of design
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. designom designjaim
2nd person sing. designod designjaid
3rd person sing. designja designjai
1st person plural designunk designjaink
2nd person plural designotok designjaitok
3rd person plural designjuk designjaik

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See at dizájn.

Further reading

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  • dizájn in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Italian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English design.

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design m (invariable)

  1. design (industrial)

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  1. ^ design in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Verb

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design

  1. imperative of designe

Polish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English design, from Middle English designen, from Old French designer, from Latin dēsignō.

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design m inan

  1. (design) design (plan of usable objects)
    Synonyms: wzornictwo; wzornictwo przemysłowe
  2. (design) design (appearance of usable objects)
    Hypernym: wygląd

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Further reading

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  • design in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • design in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English design. Doublet of desenhar and designar.

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /deˈzaj.ni/ [deˈzaɪ̯.ni], /d͡ʒiˈzaj.ni/ [d͡ʒiˈzaɪ̯.ni]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /deˈzaj.ni/ [deˈzaɪ̯.ni]

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design m (plural designs)

  1. design (plan for the structure and functions of an object or system)
    Synonyms: projeto, desenho
  2. design (aesthetically pleasing shape or appearance of an object)
  3. design (the art of designing aesthetically pleasing things)

Romanian

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English design.

Noun

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design n (uncountable)

  1. design

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Swedish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English design.

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design c

  1. a design

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Declension of design 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative design designen designer designerna
Genitive designs designens designers designernas
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