plural of design

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2 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends
  • the thief had devised an elaborate design to get the invaluable artwork

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3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • my design in writing to you is to ask for your support

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4 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)
  • the curtains have a lovely floral design

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5 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged
  • the design of the building's lobby encourages the free flow of traffic

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present tense third-person singular of design

Synonyms of designs (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • early on she had designed to a top position in a major insurance company

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2 to work out the details of (something) in advance
  • the foreman designed a better layout for the factory floor to improve efficiency

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“Designs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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