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

As a second-generation muse to designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rising star has built a glamorous wardrobe of her own. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Go Inside Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Show With Lily-Rose Depp," 6 Dec. 2018 The lehenga was designed by Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who officially took credit for the look on his official Instagram story. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Behold Sophie Turner's Stunning Reception Dress for Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Wedding," 4 Dec. 2018 The HouseZero home, meant to be a new office for the CGBC, provided designers with a model challenge. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can a remodeled 1920s home revolutionize green building?," 3 Dec. 2018 But where some see a new form of medicine that eliminates genetic disease, others see a slippery slope to enhancements, designer babies and a new form of eugenics. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Google spends $1 billion on a 52-acre office park in space-constrained Silicon Valley," 27 Nov. 2018 Back in August, the Fixer Upper stars gave an intimate look at how Joanna balances her life as a mom, entrepreneur, and designer during Magnolia Market's fall makeover. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Here's How Chip and Joanna Gaines Split Baby Duties for 4-Month-Old Crew," 17 Nov. 2018 According to Starbucks' Instagram post, designers Lucy and Lydia Connell are responsible for the adorable innovation. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks and SkinnyDip London Collaborated on Pumpkin Spice Latte Nail Decals," 13 Oct. 2018 After two seasons in Paris, Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough are back at New York Fashion Week— and emphatically so. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Back from Paris, Proenza Schouler designers go all-American," 10 Sep. 2018 Also shop up to 40% off a large designer selection. Glamour, "All The Black Friday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 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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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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