1 a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made: he has just unveiled his design for the new museum
[mass noun] the art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made: good design can help the reader understand complicated information
[mass noun] the arrangement of the features of an artefact, as produced from following a plan or drawing:inside , the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe
2 a decorative pattern: pottery with a lovely blue and white design
3 [mass noun] purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object: the appearance of design in the universeNope - no part there where one of the things you should be learning about is how it's OK if "some people just don't get it".
- decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it:a number of architectural students were designing a factory (as adjective, with submodifier designed) specially designed buildings
- do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind:[with object and infinitive] :the tax changes were designed to stimulate economic growth