designer

noun
de·​sign·​er | \ di-ˈzī-nər How to pronounce designer (audio) \

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

With the engine sourced, Wyer then turned to Lotus and Eagle alumni Len Terry as chief engineer and chassis designer. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "A Rare 1969 John Wyer Gulf-Mirage M2 Race Car Is up for Auction," 10 May 2019 Well, this week at a design panel in Los Angeles, Chairish founder Anna Brockway posed just that dilemma to a panel of celebrity designers. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Is the One Color Nate Berkus, Leanne Ford and Other Designers Would Paint Every Room," 9 May 2019 The film also explores the cultural contributions of designers Dapper Dan, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, rapper Yoon Mi-Rae, and founder of Highsnobiety David Fischer. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This New Documentary Explores the Pioneers of Hip-Hop Fashion," 8 May 2019 The halter top was for the most part forgotten—until a handful of buzzy designers began reincorporating them into their collections a few seasons ago. Glamour, "Halter Tops Are Shaping Up to Be Summer 2019’s Biggest Throwback Trend," 23 Apr. 2019 Rent the Runway launched in 2009, providing high-end special-occasion garments for women, then expanded into monthly subscriptions for all types clothing and accessories from hundreds of designers. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "Rent the Runway Kids Is Launching Next Week, and Your Daughters' Clothes Just Got 100% Cooler," 8 Apr. 2019 Their hyper-proportions were in keeping with an overall trend toward bigness: On the recent runways of designers like Valentino and the Row, proportions swelled to the size of small sailing ships. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "The Hidden Meaning Behind Women’s Voluminous Fashion," 3 Apr. 2019 Olivia's father also happens to be Mossimo Giannulli, the head designer for the clothing company, Mossimo. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Who is Olivia Jade? All About the YouTuber At the Center of the College Bribery Scandal," 13 Mar. 2019 But Stella has been a proponent of eco-friendly fashion long before a lot of other designers came on board. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Best Ethical Clothing Brands Out There," 5 Mar. 2019

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
technical : scientifically changed from the usual or natural form

designer

noun
de·​sign·​er | \ di-ˈzī-nər How to pronounce designer (audio) \

Kids Definition of designer

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

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