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 Graham also was resident designer for Theatre Gigante. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Designer Rick Graham created the look of dozens of Milwaukee stage productions," 29 June 2020 Dan Lund, an effects designer, then had to figure out how that would happen exactly through the animation. Nick Romano, EW.com, "The heartbreaking story behind a Frozen 2 character and other moments from Into the Unknown," 27 June 2020 Evie Cheung, an experience designer with a background in psychology, has also been studying the various ways bias seeps in tech. Anne Quito, Quartz, "The push to redefine “good design” amid the Black Lives Matter movement," 24 June 2020 The game’s German designer, Michael Kiesling, released two other editions, Summer Pavilion and Stained Glass, that are just as challenging and which each have their own unique tile designs and gameplay differences. Omar L. Gallaga, USA TODAY, "Board game bonds are much-missed during pandemic," 20 June 2020 This summer, cool blues and bright pinks will pop up around the water, but the classic black one-piece will always find a place, says Lulu Levenson, a swimwear designer and owner of Popina in Portland. oregonlive, "This summer’s must-buy swimwear is here and everyone’s having sales," 17 June 2020 Mark Canavarro, an office designer and founder and CEO of Obex Office Panel Extenders in Vista California, whose signature product is a patented cubicle wall extender, said sales have soared 3,000% since March. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Plexiglass sales soar as companies seek ways to protect employees," 15 June 2020 The designer of our current flag was a 17-year-old Boy Scout named Robert Heft. Josh Axelrod And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "It's Flag Day. Here are some fun facts about the American flag you may not have known," 14 June 2020 According to Frostpunk's lead game designer Jakub Stokalski, the game was intended as a spiritual successor to This War of Mine, expanding the scale from a smattering of survivors to an entire society. Steven T. Wright, Ars Technica, "From Zelda to Civ to Frostpunk—can climate change be fun?," 5 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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, "Design critic Ralph Caplan saw the 1960s lunch counter sit-in as the era’s greatest design," 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, "These No-Fail Kitchen Hardware Combinations Are Surprisingly Inexpensive," 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, "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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4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Designer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/designer. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for designer

designer

noun
How to pronounce designer (audio)

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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