Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

by design

Definition of by design

  1. :  according to plan :  by intention <The motor is loud by design.>



Word by Word Definitions

designplay
  1. :  to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan :  devise, contrive

    :  to conceive and plan out in the mind

    :  to have as a purpose :  intend

  1. :  a particular purpose held in view by an individual or group

    :  deliberate purposive planning

    :  a mental project or scheme in which means to an end are laid down


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up by design? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!