"designing" in the noun sense
1. design, 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"
"designing" in the verb sense
1. plan, project, contrive, design
make or work out a plan for devise
"They contrived to murder their boss"
"design a new sales strategy"
"plan an attack"
plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
"This room is not designed for work"
create the design for create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
"Chanel designed the famous suit"
4. design, plan
make a design of plan out in systematic, often graphic form
"design a better mousetrap"
"plan the new wing of the museum"
"Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"
conceive or fashion in the mind invent
"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"
intend or have as a purpose
"She designed to go far in the world of business"
"designing" in the adjective sense
1. designing, scheming
concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
"a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill
"a scheming wife"
"a scheming gold digger"
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