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

The walk-through exhibit, curated by designer William Maple and researcher DeSimone, begins with displays and documents chronicling the Cold War and the space race. Lou Ponsi, latimes.com, "Nixon Library will open its Apollo 11 exhibit to the public on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing," 8 July 2019 Mainland tourists, many carrying shopping bags, watched and took photographs as the protesters marched past designer stores. New York Times, "Hong Kong Protesters Take Their Message to Chinese Tourists," 7 July 2019 Just before exiting Chisago City, fine jewelry lovers may want to stop at Mueller Jewelers, where designer names, period pieces and trending pieces are among the offerings. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Day trip to Chisago City, Lindstrom and Center City for shopping, dining with Scandinavian flair," 7 July 2019 David Roark, communications director for The Village Church, a Texas megachurch, was uninvited from the Circles Conference, a three-day event for graphics and user experience designers, because of his religious views. Fox News, "Christian speaker pulled from design conference after local group complains," 6 July 2019 And the fashion didn’t stop there: flaunting his more tender side, Maluma headed out to the JW Anderson show in the designer’s patchwork knit with sleeves cut at a high angle to show off his trademark rippling arm muscles. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Maluma Is Men’s Fashion’s Hottest New Muse," 5 July 2019 Suzanne Somers and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer also jumped in on the the A-list ladies’ selfie, which Cox shared to her 2.5 million followers. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Friends Forever! Courteney Cox Celebrates Fourth of July with Star-Studded Selfie: 'I'm Lucky'," 5 July 2019 Joe Piper is the technical director and the set and lighting designer. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park troupe fulfills longtime dream with ‘Mamma Mia!’," 5 July 2019 But prototype makers need to be near product designers, so the products can be constantly refined. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Electronics manufacturing in San Francisco? Why, yes," 4 July 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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The first known use of designer was in 1662

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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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