Textual thesaurus for "design"

(noun) designing

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

(noun) figure, pattern

a decorative or artistic work

the coach had a design on the doors

(noun) conception, invention, excogitation, innovation

the creation of something in the mind

(noun) plan

an arrangement scheme

the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult; it was an excellent design for living; a plan for seating guests

(noun) blueprint, pattern

something intended as a guide for making something else

a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

(noun) purpose, aim, intent, intention

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

his intent was to provide a new translation; good intentions are not enough; it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs; he made no secret of his designs

(verb) contrive, project, plan

make or work out a plan for; devise

They contrived to murder their boss; design a new sales strategy; plan an attack

(verb) plan

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

design a better mousetrap; plan the new wing of the museum