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I UK [dɪˈzaɪn] / US noun
Word forms "design":
singular design plural designs
1) [countable/uncountable] the way that something is made so that it works in a certain way or has a certain appearance

a completely new design of car

Please note that the designs may vary from those illustrated.

It'll never work efficiently because there's a basic design fault (= problem).

a) [countable] a drawing that shows what something will look like when it is made
design for:

We looked at several different designs for the new bridge.

b) [uncountable] the process of deciding how something will be made, including how it will work and what it will look like

software design

the design and construction of new buildings

c) [uncountable] the study of how to make things, especially how to give them a particular shape or appearance

a degree in design

2) [countable] a pattern that decorates something

simple geometric designs

3) [countable/uncountable] literary a plan or idea

Chapman was left with the freedom to work out his grand designs.


II UK [dɪˈzaɪn] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "design":
present tense I/you/we/they design he/she/it designs present participle designing past tense designed past participle designed
to decide how something will be made, including how it will work and what it will look like, and often to make drawings of it

The bride wore a cream silk dress that she designed herself.

The bridge was designed by John Rennie.

She has a job designing websites.


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