Synonyms for (noun) design

Synonyms: design, designing

Definition: the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

Usage: he contributed to the design of a new instrument

Similar words: creating by mental acts

Definition: the act of creating something by thinking


Synonyms: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors

Similar words: decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Definition: something used to beautify


Synonyms: design

Definition: a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

Usage: the design of a building

Similar words: sketch, study

Definition: preliminary drawing for later elaboration

Usage: he made several studies before starting to paint


Synonyms: conception, design, invention, excogitation, innovation

Definition: the creation of something in the mind

Similar words: creative thinking, creativeness, creativity

Definition: the ability to create


Synonyms: design, plan

Definition: an arrangement scheme

Usage: the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult; it was an excellent design for living; a plan for seating guests

Similar words: system, arrangement, organisation, organization

Definition: an organized structure for arranging or classifying

Usage: he changed the arrangement of the topics; the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original; he tried to understand their system of classification


Synonyms: design, blueprint, pattern

Definition: something intended as a guide for making something else

Usage: a blueprint for a house; a pattern for a skirt

Similar words: program, programme, plan

Definition: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

Usage: they drew up a six-step plan; they discussed plans for a new bond issue


Synonyms: design, purpose, aim, intent, intention

Definition: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

Usage: his intent was to provide a new translation; good intentions are not enough; it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs; he made no secret of his designs

Similar words: goal, end

Definition: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

Usage: the ends justify the means

Synonyms for (verb) design

Synonyms: design

Definition: intend or have as a purpose

Usage: She designed to go far in the world of business

Similar words: intend, think, mean

Definition: have in mind as a purpose

Usage: I mean no harm; I only meant to help you; She didn't think to harm me; We thought to return early that night


Synonyms: design

Definition: plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

Usage: This room is not designed for work

Similar words: intend, designate, destine, specify

Definition: design or destine

Usage: She was intended to become the director


Synonyms: design

Definition: conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

Usage: She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day

Similar words: conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate

Definition: have the idea for

Usage: He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients; This library was well conceived


Synonyms: contrive, design, project, plan

Definition: make or work out a plan for; devise

Usage: They contrived to murder their boss; design a new sales strategy; plan an attack

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: design, plan

Definition: make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

Usage: design a better mousetrap; plan the new wing of the museum

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: design

Definition: create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

Usage: Chanel designed the famous suit

Similar words: create, make

Definition: create by artistic means

Usage: create a poem; Schoenberg created twelve-tone music; Picasso created Cubism; Auden made verses


Synonyms: design

Definition: create designs

Usage: Dupont designs for the house of Chanel

Similar words: create, make

Definition: create by artistic means

Usage: create a poem; Schoenberg created twelve-tone music; Picasso created Cubism; Auden made verses