"designs" 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"
2. design, 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"
3. blueprint, design, pattern
something intended as a guide for making something else
"a blueprint for a house"
"a pattern for a skirt"
4. design, pattern, figure
a decorative or artistic work
"the coach had a design on the doors"
5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
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"
a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
"the design of a building"
7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design
the creation of something in the mind
"designs" 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"
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