designer

noun
de·sign·er | \di-ˈzī-nər \

Definition of designer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one that designs: such as

a : one who creates and often executes plans for a project or structure urban designers a theater set designer

b : one that creates and manufactures a new product style or design especially : one who designs and manufactures high-fashion clothing the designer's new fall line

designer

adjective

Definition of designer (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or produced by a designer designer wallpaper wearing a designer original also : displaying the name, signature, or logo of a designer or manufacturer designer jeans

2 : intended to reflect the latest in sophisticated taste or fashion designer ice cream a designer haircut

3 : artificially synthesized or modified (as by genetic engineering) to meet a specific need or requirement or serve a particular function designer foods

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Examples of designer in a Sentence

Noun

She is one of the leading designers in the fashion world. He is a designer and engineer for a car company. She was the designer of the book's jacket.

Adjective

that car manufacturer is claiming that their new models are the last word in designer technology
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Soccer has long been one of the most sartorially advanced sports, its teams known for their relationships with designers. New York Times, "How Gareth Southgate Made the Waistcoat a Surprise World Cup M.V.P.," 13 July 2018 While on a tour of Ireland with Prince William, Meghan chose a black mid-length, square-neck dress from designer Emilia Wickstead. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Wears Emilia Wickstead Dress in Ireland," 11 July 2018 Grocery chain Kroger is developing its own apparel brand with some help from globally-renowned fashion designer Joe Mimran. Emily Price, Fortune, "Kroger Is Launching Its Own Fashion Brand," 9 July 2018 Pippa has been living in breezy dresses, from designers like J.Crew, and can't stop wearing her wedge espadrilles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears Blue for Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018 So began an idea that brought together a number of the institute’s departments from landscape designers to coral reef experts and now aims to teach the public about marine science. Martina Schimitschek, sandiegouniontribune.com, "At Scripps, a seascape landscape," 5 July 2018 During the co-ed show, street-cast models from designer Demna Gvasalia’s native Georgia walked across the table tops. Kristen Bateman, The Cut, "Vetements Showed Shirts Printed With a Russian Insult," 2 July 2018 This industrial metal table from French designer Xavier Pauchard pairs well with his distinctive Marais A cafe chairs, both designed for Tolix. Emily Heller, Curbed, "10 dining room tables under $1,000," 29 June 2018 Emotion hangs heavy in the air from the moment the lights go up on designer Samantha DiGeorge’s typical elementary-school classroom. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Slow to build, 'Gidion's Knot' pays off in tangle of wrenching emotions," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The excellent Tim Gunn was interviewed too, as was designer Christian Siriano — one of the fabulous judges of our Real Women Style Awards, coming in September! — who has made a point of being inclusive in his own line. Meredith Rollins, Redbook, "Must-See Documentary Straight/Curve Delves Into What Beauty Really Means," 23 June 2017 The excellent Tim Gunn was interviewed too, as was designer Christian Siriano — one of the fabulous judges of our Real Women Style Awards, coming in September! — who has made a point of being inclusive in his own line. Meredith Rollins, Redbook, "Must-See Documentary Straight/Curve Delves Into What Beauty Really Means," 23 June 2017 Spotted shaking their groove thang were none other than handsome, fedora-wearing Bruno Mars, singer-songwriter James Blunt, and even designer Christian Siriano. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Private Concert with Lady Killer Cee Lo Green," 12 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of designer

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of designer was in 1662

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More Definitions for designer

designer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of designer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who plans how something new will look and be made : a person who creates and often produces a new product, style, etc.

designer

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of designer (Entry 2 of 2)

: created by a famous designer

: very fashionable and popular

: scientifically changed from the usual or natural form

designer

noun
de·sign·er | \di-ˈzī-nər \

Kids Definition of designer

: a person who plans how to make or change something a house designer

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