design


design
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noun
1 making drawings of how sth should be made
ADJECTIVE
graphic
computer-aided

a specialist in computer-aided design

architectural, industrial, interior
software, Web, website

He set up his own software design company.

DESIGN + NOUN
business, company, consultancy, firm
chief, consultant, director, engineer, professional, staff, team
centre/center, department, studio
work

She's done some design work for us in the past.

process

The new program really speeds up the design process.

phase, stage

elements that are being included in the next design phase

goal

One of our main design goals was to make the product easy to use.

tool

Digital design tools are essential.

program, software
project
ability, expertise, skills
challenge

Making the building accessible for disabled people was another major design challenge.

magazine

an interior design magazine

PHRASES
art and design

I'm doing a course in art and design.

2 the way sth is made/a drawing of this
ADJECTIVE
basic, simple
complex, sophisticated
intelligent (= the claim that life did not evolve, but was created by an intelligent being)
excellent, good
poor
adventurous, bold, cutting-edge, experimental, innovative, original, revolutionary
modern
new
preliminary
attractive, beautiful, sleek, stylish

a car with a sleek modern design

classical, conventional, traditional
minimalist
ergonomic
sustainable
overall

The overall design of the workspace is critical.

patented
VERB + DESIGN
come up with, create, develop, produce

He's come up with a really good design for a solar-powered car.

employ, follow, use

We followed the traditional design.

finalize
improve, modify, refine
simplify
guide, influence
unveil

Last week the architect unveiled his design for a museum on Prague's waterfront.

DESIGN + VERB
include sth, incorporate sth

The office designs incorporate quiet rooms where employees can take a break.

allow sth, enable sth

The clever design allows natural light to flood into the room.

offer sth, provide sth

The new label design provides nutrition facts.

evolve
DESIGN + NOUN
detail, element, feature

The latest model incorporates some novel design features.

concept, idea, solution

We put forward two alternative design concepts for the new library.

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consideration

Building security is now a major design consideration.

criterion, philosophy, principle, strategy
brief, requirements, specifications

The chair she had sketched was far bigger than stipulated in the design brief.

standards

Strict design standards ensure that new buildings are compatible with existing architecture.

fault, flaw
award

The car wouldn't win any design awards, but it's very reliable.

competition

The company won an international design competition for the concert hall.

change, modification
PREPOSITION
in design

The machine is very simple in design.

of … design

a vehicle of revolutionary design

to a … design

The other houses are built to a more conventional design.

design for

the architect's designs for the cathedral

PHRASES
at the design stage

Their new car is still at the design stage.

3 pattern that decorates sth
ADJECTIVE
elaborate, intricate
simple
abstract, circular, floral, geometric, symmetrical
VERB + DESIGN
have

The building has intricate geometric designs on several of the walls.

paint, trace
DESIGN + NOUN
theme

trendy boutique hotels with avant-garde design themes

motif
4 intention
ADJECTIVE
evil, sinister
grand

His grand design was to connect up every academic institution in the world.

VERB + DESIGN
harbour/harbor, have

I suspected that he had some sinister designs.

PREPOSITION
by design

Had it happened by accident or by design?

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, cleverly, intelligently

These shelves have been designed very cleverly to fit into corners.

badly, poorly

The website was poorly designed.

beautifully, elaborately, elegantly, intricately, nicely
especially, explicitly, expressly, specially, specifically

the first yogurt designed especially for babies and toddlers

They run specially designed courses for managers.

exclusively, solely, uniquely

a service designed exclusively for women

largely, mainly, primarily

Many new performance halls are designed primarily for music.

initially, originally

The trail was originally designed to give our staff a quiet place to walk.

newly
ergonomically
PREPOSITION
for

The instruments are designed for use in very cold conditions.

Design is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑architect, ↑artist, ↑engineer
Design is used with these nouns as the object: ↑addition, ↑arrangement, ↑boat, ↑bridge, ↑building, ↑campaign, ↑chip, ↑component, ↑costume, ↑course, ↑cover, ↑curriculum, ↑decoration, ↑device, ↑exhibit, ↑experiment, ↑facility, ↑furniture, ↑gadget, ↑game, ↑garden, ↑hardware, ↑innovation, ↑instrument, ↑interior, ↑invention, ↑jewellery, ↑logo, ↑machine, ↑menu, ↑model, ↑mural, ↑museum, ↑page, ↑park, ↑pattern, ↑plan, ↑policy, ↑poster, ↑prison, ↑product, ↑program, ↑project, ↑questionnaire, ↑schedule, ↑scheme, ↑set, ↑site, ↑sleeve, ↑software, ↑strategy, ↑syllabus, ↑system, ↑website

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A plan or scheme formed in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • design — s.n. Domeniu multidisciplinar interesat de ansamblul factorilor (social economici, funcţionali, tehnici, ergonomici, estetici etc.) care contribuie la aspectul şi calitatea produsului de mare serie. 2. Aspect exterior, fel în care se prezintă un… …   Dicționar Român

  • design — [n1] sketch, draft architecture, arrangement, blueprint, chart, comp, composition, conception, constitution, construction, delineation, depiction, diagram, doodle, drawing, dummy, form, formation, idea, layout, makeup, map, method, model, outline …   New thesaurus

  • design — |dezaine ou dizaine| s. m. 1. Disciplina que visa a criação de objetos, ambientes, obras gráficas, etc., ao mesmo tempo funcionais, estéticos e conformes aos imperativos de uma produção industrial. 2. Conjunto dos objetos criados segundo estes… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • design — ► NOUN 1) a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of something before it is built or made. 2) the art or action of producing such a plan or drawing. 3) underlying purpose or planning: the appearance of design in the… …   English terms dictionary

  • design — [di zīn′] vt. [ME designen < L designare, to mark out, define < de , out, from + signare, to mark < signum, a mark, SIGN] 1. to make preliminary sketches of; sketch a pattern or outline for; plan 2. to plan and carry out, esp. by… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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