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 first work by a Black designer to enter the Architecture and Design permanent collection was accessioned in 2016: a 1962 model of Charles Harrison’s View-Master. Diana Budds, Curbed, 7 June 2021 Kate’s a jewelry designer who makes rings for happy couples and gets a chance to connect with a childhood sweetheart and potentially, get a ring of her own. Washington Post, 5 June 2021 His love interest, Vanessa, dreams of moving out of the neighborhood and becoming a fashion designer. NBC News, 3 June 2021 Carlos Moreno is a graphic designer at CAP Tulsa, Oklahoma's largest anti-poverty nonprofit organization and a national leader in early childhood education. Carlos Moreno, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 June 2021 At the same time, Ely and his brother also came up with the brand name, paid a graphic designer $50 to design their first logo, and registered the business online all while bootstrapping the entire thing without a cent of family or friends’ money. Peter Lane Taylor, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The hyper-exclusive jeweler Joel Arthur Rosenthal, better known by his initials, JAR, is considered to be the most coveted contemporary jewelry designer, and some say the prickliest. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 28 May 2021 Also, according to prosecutors, Singer allowed Hauser to pay $35,000 less than initially agreed upon because Hauser introduced Singer to other clients, including Mossimo Giannuli, a fashion designer who is actress Lori Loughlin’s husband. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 27 May 2021 Studio 5400 has a sophisticated lighting grid suspended from the ceiling, with a series of catwalks, so a lighting designer can access every light fixture easily without having to bring in a cherry-picker. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Fashion fans lamenting the loss of directional retailers such as Barneys New York and Jeffrey New York, will soon have a new multi-designer playground to explore. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 As a non-designer, Caplan had an ability to explain design to a wide audience minus the quixotic jargon of the trade. Anne Quito, Quartz, 13 June 2020 To prove it, House Beautiful contributor Eddie Ross headed to his local Home Depot to curate a quartet of no-fail hardware suites that look designer-level but without the custom price tag. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 21 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/designer. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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
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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