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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Designing  \De*sign"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  making  designs  or  sketches;  the  act  of  forming 
  designs  or  plans. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Designing  \De*sign"ing\,  a. 
  Intriguing;  artful;  scheming;  as  a  designing  man. 
 
  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]: 
 
  designing 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {scheming}] 
  n  :  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:  {design}] 




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