Designed


Designed
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint. [1913 Webster]

We shall see Justice design the victor's chivalry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Meet me to-morrow where the master And this fraternity shall design. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to. [1913 Webster]

Ask of politicians the end for which laws were originally designed. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

He was designed to the study of the law. --Dryden.

Syn: To sketch; plan; purpose; intend; propose; project; mean. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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