Definition of design :
1. A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
2. 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.
3. Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
4. The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
5. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
6. The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
7. 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.
8. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
9. To form a design or designs; to plan.
10. To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
11. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
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imagine (part of speech: verb)
idea (part of speech: noun)
order (part of speech: verb)
fix, collate, rank, regulate, unify, establish, categorize, group, balance, plan, prepare, screen, array, adjust, normalize, methodize, grade, support, subordinate, marshal, schematize, order, orchestrate, cast, structure, pigeonhole, mediate, sort, plot, arrange, compose, systematize, right, program, separate, shape, settle, set, place, schedule, classify, rate, scheme, harmonize, devise, stratify, form, maintain, chart, class, sift, frame, score, organize, unsnarl, type, control, integrate, stabilize, rationalize
plan (part of speech: verb)
expectation, aim, intention, coordinate, contrive, conceive, blueprint, anticipate, expect, arrangement, anticipation, idea, invent, coordination, premeditate, premeditation, intend, propose, conception, contrivance, invention, proposition
predetermine (part of speech: verb)
- Now this is the whole difference between the argument from Design and the argument from General Laws. - "A Candid Examination of Theism", George John Romanes.
- It may be hoped that it was not done by design. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- I went, according to my first design, to my father's; I was in hopes of meeting Frank there some time in the day, or of being visited by him at Mrs. Fielder's. - "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.