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 living area is an explosion of dark blue fabrics, including several by the fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier for Lelievre. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Urban Cowboy Meets Old World New York in a Textile Heir's Apartment," 25 Feb. 2019 Expected mourners include a number of fashion designers in addition to Radziwill's family. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Lee Radziwill's Funeral Will Reportedly Take Place on Monday," 21 Feb. 2019 Newsweek even put Klein on its cover in May 1978, calling him the country’s foremost fashion designer. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 Other parts of the report include respondents thoughts on everything from what feminism means to interviews with the first trans prom king Alan Belmont and fashion designer Harris Reed. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Why Does Gender Neutral Clothing Translate to “Boys” Clothing?," 21 Dec. 2018 Through the fronds, guests glimpse the living room, where the Menils ignored Johnson’s wishes and hired fashion designer Charles James to provide the furniture—plumage of a different sort. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "A museum grows in Houston," 1 Nov. 2018 Paul IrvineDehoucheHe’s planned exclusive workshops with a local fashion designer, cooking classes with chef Felipe Bronze of Oro, art tours, jaguar tracking, and samba dancing lessons. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 The dynamic group of women interviewed include actress Emily Blunt, fashion designer Karen Walker, beauty guru Jo Malone and gold medal-winning Paralympian Victoria Arlen. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, ""Mary Poppins" Star Emily Blunt Gets Real About Overcoming Obstacles In Inspiring Video Series," 16 Oct. 2018 Milo, 40, and Kelly, 31, who works for fashion designer Stella McCartney, made their first appearance in the spotlight in September 2017 at that year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Samantha Drake, Country Living, "Why 'This Is Us' Star Milo Ventimiglia Keeps His Relationships Out of the Spotlight," 17 Sep. 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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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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