by design

Definition of by design

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

Word by Word Definitions

  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 or intention 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

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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