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

Media: Buzz 60 For Wednesday evening, Mrs. Trump opted for a white, tea-length cocktail dress by the Lebanese designer Elie Saab. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018 Later acquisitions on display this summer include couture by designers Miuccia Prada and Vivienne Tam, portraits by San Francisco photographer Erica Deeman, and a quilt by Harlem artist Faith Ringgold. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "How the Phoenix Art Museum acquired Frida Kahlo’s 'Suicide' painting," 13 July 2018 Kicking off last Thursday at the Commonwealth Youth Challenge, Markle surprised us all in a bright yellow shift by American designer (and former stylist to Lady Gaga) Brandon Maxwell. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Trusted Friend/ Stylist Advised on Her Ireland Wardrobe," 11 July 2018 The pink cage-like costume that Kom_i is wearing was created with a 3D pen by up-and-coming Japanese headpiece designer Seiran Tsuno. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Watch J-Pop Group Wednesday Campanella's New Video, 'The Bamboo Princess'," 6 July 2018 The once-ubiquitous Western Electric 302, conceived by celebrated designer Henry Dreyfuss, now fetches $450. Paul Schrodt, WSJ, "Why the Landline Phone Will Never Go Away," 5 July 2018 The interior, designed by restaurant designer Ron Rea, will have high ceilings, Weinstein said. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Tomatoes Apizza opening in Birmingham; owner promises intense pizza," 29 June 2018 The 2009 exhibition, curated by designer Helmut Lang, features an elegant 1920 black silk dress from Louise Bourgeois’ personal wardrobe. Tom Austin, miamiherald, "Hendrix and Zappa once rocked Miami. Today's pop culture is an epic leap away.," 29 June 2018 Rizzato suggests eyeing up modern pieces inspired by iconic Italian designers. Lauren Hubbard, ELLE Decor, "How to Master a Modern Italian Look at Home," 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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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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