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design

(Construction plan), noun blueprint, chart, delineation, depiction, descriptio, diagram, draft, drawing, forma, graph, layout, lineamenta, map, model, outline, picture, plan, preliminary drawing, projection, proof, rendering, representation, rough cast, rough copy, rough representation, skeleton, sketch, treatment

design

(Intent), noun aim, ambition, animus, approach, aspiration, bent, consilium, consulto, course of action, desire, destination, determination, direction, end, end in view, expectation, fixed purpose, forethought, goal, hope, inclination, intention, meaning, mission, motive, object, objective, plan, plan of attack, predetermination, projected goal, proposed accion, proposed sequence of action, purport, purpose, purrose in view, pursuit, resolve, scheme, set purpose, settled purpose, stratagem, strategy, target, ultimate end, view, way of doing things, will
Associated concepts: common design, formed design, preeeditated design
See also: animus, arrange, arrangement, array, artifice, attempt, basis, blueprint, building, cabal, calculate, campaign, cause, composition, conceive, configuration, conspire, contemplation, content, contrivance, contrive, course, criterion, delineation, device, devise, direction, end, expedient, forethought, form, formulate, frame, function, goal, guidance, intend, intent, intention, invent, machination, maneuver, meaning, mission, mode, model, motif, motive, object, objective, order, organization, pattern, plan, plot, point, premeditation, program, project, proposal, proposition, purpose, purview, reason, ruse, scheme, strategy, structure, suggestion, system, target, treatment, trick, undertaking
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From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
The mason, with much pains and misgiving, produced an original design.
But I shall not anticipate the reader with further descriptions of this kind, because I reserve them for a greater work, which is now almost ready for the press; containing a general description of this empire, from its first erection, through along series of princes; with a particular account of their wars and politics, laws, learning, and religion; their plants and animals; their peculiar manners and customs, with other matters very curious and useful; my chief design at present being only to relate such events and transactions as happened to the public or to myself during a residence of about nine months in that empire.
The viceroy, hearing that I was returned to my residence, did not discover any concern or chagrin as at a disappointment, for such was his privacy and dissimulation that the most penetrating could never form any conjecture that could be depended on, about his designs, till everything was ready for the execution of them.
The single design to strip one's self of all past beliefs is one that ought not to be taken by every one.
If this be the design of it, who can so properly be the inquisitors for the nation as the representatives of the nation themselves?
Confront your soldiers with the deed itself; never let them know your design.
But Edward foreseeing his design, approached him with heroic fortitude as soon as he entered the Room, and addressed him in the following Manner.
Some brought a few land-otter and sea-otter skins to barter, but in very scanty parcels; the greater number came prying about to gratify their curiosity, for they are said to be impertinently inquisitive; while not a few came with no other design than to pilfer; the laws of meum and tuum being but slightly respected among them.
In Florence, he painted every thing, designed every thing, nearly, and what he did not design he used to sit on a favorite stone and look at, and they showed us the stone.
Thus, one huge mass, which must have weighed a hundred tons or so, was in the shape of a pulpit, beautifully fretted over outside with a design that looked like lace.
When Miss Antonia was announced, the buyer placed the design on the table in such a position that it must catch her eye the moment she was shown into his office.