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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Design  \De*sign"\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  a  design  or  designs;  to  plan 
 
  {Design  for},  to  intend  to  go  to  [Obs.]  ``From  this  city  she 
  designed  for  Collin  [Cologne].''  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Design  \De*sign"\,  n.  [Cf.  dessein  dessin.] 
  1.  A  preliminary  sketch;  an  outline  or  pattern  of  the  main 
  features  of  something  to  be  executed,  as  of  a  picture,  a 
  building,  or  a  decoration;  a  delineation;  a  plan 
 
  2.  A  plan  or  scheme  formed  in  the  mind  of  something  to  be 
  done  preliminary  conception;  idea  intended  to  be 
  expressed  in  a  visible  form  or  carried  into  action 
  intention;  purpose;  --  often  used  in  a  bad  sense  for  evil 
  intention  or  purpose;  scheme;  plot. 
 
  The  vast  design  and  purpos?  of  the  King.  --Tennyson. 
 
  The  leaders  of  that  assembly  who  withstood  the 
  designs  of  a  besotted  woman.  --Hallam. 
 
  A  .  .  .  settled  design  upon  another  man's  life. 
  --Locke. 
 
  How  little  he  could  guess  the  secret  designs  of  the 
  court!  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Specifically,  intention  or  purpose  as  revealed  or  inferred 
  from  the  adaptation  of  means  to  an  end  as  the  argument 
  from  design. 
 
  4.  The  realization  of  an  inventive  or  decorative  plan  esp., 
  a  work  of  decorative  art  considered  as  a  new  creation; 
  conception  or  plan  shown  in  completed  work  as  this 
  carved  panel  is  a  fine  design,  or  of  a  fine  design. 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  The  invention  and  conduct  of  the  subject;  the 
  disposition  of  every  part  and  the  general  order  of  the 
  whole. 
 
  {Arts  of  design},  those  into  which  the  designing  of  artistic 
  forms  and  figures  enters  as  a  principal  part  as 
  architecture,  painting,  engraving,  sculpture. 
 
  {School  of  design},  one  in  which  are  taught  the  invention  and 
  delineation  of  artistic  or  decorative  figures,  patterns, 
  and  the  like 
 
  Syn:  Intention;  purpose;  scheme;  project;  plan  idea. 
 
  Usage:  {Design},  {Intention},  {Purpose}.  Design  has  reference 
  to  something  definitely  aimed  at  Intention  points  to 
  the  feelings  or  desires  with  which  a  thing  is  sought. 
  Purpose  has  reference  to  a  settled  choice  or 
  determination  for  its  attainment.  ``I  had  no  design  to 
  injure  you,''  means  it  was  no  part  of  my  aim  or 
  object.  ``I  had  no  intention  to  injure  you,''  means  I 
  had  no  wish  or  desire  of  that  kind  ``My  purpose  was 
  directly  the  reverse,''  makes  the  case  still  stronger. 
 
  Is  he  a  prudent  man  .  .  .  that  lays  designs  only 
  for  a  day  without  any  prospect  to  the  remaining 
  part  of  his  life?  --Tillotson. 
 
  I  wish  others  the  same  intention,  and  greater 
  successes.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  It  is  the  purpose  that  makes  strong  the  vow. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Design  \De*sign"\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Designed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Designing}.]  [F.  d['e]signer  to  designate,  cf 
  F.  dessiner  to  draw,  dessin  drawing,  dessein  a  plan  or 
  scheme;  all  ultimately,  from  L.  designare  to  designate;  de- 
  +  signare  to  mark,  mark  out  signum  mark,  sign.  See  {Sign}, 
  and  cf  {Design},  n.,  {Designate}.] 
  1.  To  draw  preliminary  outline  or  main  features  of  to  sketch 
  for  a  pattern  or  model;  to  delineate;  to  trace  out  to 
  draw.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  mark  out  and  exhibit;  to  designate;  to  indicate;  to 
  show  to  point  out  to  appoint. 
 
  We  shall  see  Justice  design  the  victor's  chivalry. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Meet  me  to-morrow  where  the  master  And  this 
  fraternity  shall  design.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  3.  To  create  or  produce,  as  a  work  of  art;  to  form  a  plan  or 
  scheme  of  to  form  in  idea;  to  invent;  to  project;  to  lay 
  out  in  the  mind;  as  a  man  designs  an  essay,  a  poem,  a 
  statue,  or  a  cathedral. 
 
  4.  To  intend  or  purpose;  --  usually  with  for  before  the 
  remote  object,  but  sometimes  with  to 
 
  Ask  of  politicians  the  end  for  which  laws  were 
  originally  designed.  --Burke. 
 
  He  was  designed  to  the  study  of  the  law.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  sketch;  plan  purpose;  intend;  propose;  project; 
  mean 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  design 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {designing}] 
  2:  an  arrangement  scheme;  "the  awkward  design  of  the  keyboard 
  made  operation  difficult";  "it  was  an  excellent  design  for 
  living";  "a  plan  for  seating  guests"  [syn:  {plan}] 
  3:  something  intended  as  a  guide  for  making  something  else;  "a 
  blueprint  for  a  house";  "a  pattern  for  a  skirt"  [syn:  {blueprint}, 
  {pattern}] 
  4:  a  decorative  or  artistic  work  "the  coach  had  a  design  on 
  the  doors"  [syn:  {pattern},  {figure}] 
  5:  an  anticipated  outcome  that  is  intended  or  guides  your 
  planned  actions;  "his  intent  was  to  provide  a  new 
  translation";  "it  was  created  with  the  conscious  aim  of 
  answering  immediate  needs";  "he  made  no  secret  of  his 
  designs"  [syn:  {purpose},  {intent},  {intention},  {aim}] 
  6:  a  preliminary  sketch  indicating  the  plan  for  something  "the 
  design  of  a  building" 
  7:  the  creation  of  something  in  the  mind  [syn:  {invention},  {innovation}, 
  {excogitation},  {conception}] 
  v  1:  make  or  work  out  a  plan  for  devise;  "They  contrived  to 
  murder  their  boss";  design  a  new  sales  strategy";  "plan 
  an  attack"  [syn:  {plan},  {project},  {contrive}] 
  2:  design  something  for  a  specific  role  or  purpose  or  effect; 
  "This  room  is  not  designed  for  work" 
  3:  create  the  design  for  create  or  execute  in  an  artistic  or 
  highly  skilled  manner;  "Chanel  designed  the  famous  suit" 
  4:  make  a  design  of  plan  out  in  systematic,  often  graphic 
  form  "design  a  better  mousetrap";  "plan  the  new  wing  of 
  the  museum"  [syn:  {plan}] 
  5:  create  designs;  "Dupont  designs  for  the  house  of  Chanel" 
  6:  conceive  or  fashion  in  the  mind;  invent;  "She  designed  a 
  good  excuse  for  not  attending  classes  that  day" 
  7:  intend  or  have  as  a  purpose;  "She  designed  to  go  far  in  the 
  world  of  business" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  design 
 
    The  approach  that  engineering  (and  some  other) 
  disciplines  use  to  specify  how  to  create  or  do  something  A 
  successful  design  must  satisfies  a  (perhaps  informal) 
  {functional  specification}  (do  what  it  was  designed  to  do); 
  conforms  to  the  limitations  of  the  target  medium  (it  is 
  possible  to  implement);  meets  implicit  or  explicit 
  requirements  on  performance  and  resource  usage  (it  is 
  efficient  enough). 
 
  A  design  may  also  have  to  satisfy  restrictions  on  the  design 
  process  itself  such  as  its  length  or  cost,  or  the  tools 
  available  for  doing  the  design. 
 
  In  the  {software  life-cycle},  design  follows  {requirements 
  analysis}  and  is  followed  by  implementation. 
 
  ["Object-Oriented  Analysis  and  Design  with  Applications",  2nd 
  ed.,  Grady  Booch]. 
 
  (1996-12-08) 
 
 




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