English - Vietnamese Dictionary
design /di'zain/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đề cương, bản phác thảo, phác hoạ, đồ án
- the design of a machine: bản đồ án thiết kế một cái máy
- the design of a book: đề cương một quyển sách
- ý muốn, ý định, dự định, dự kiến, mục đích; ý đồ, mưu đồ
- by (with) design: với ý định; với mục đích; cố ý để
- whether by accident or design: vô tình hay hữu ý
- with a design to: nhằm mục đích để
- to have designs on (against) somebody: có mưu đồ ám hại ai
- cách sắp xếp, cách trình bày, cách trang trí
- a beautiful design of flowers: cách cắm hoa đẹp mắt
- kiểu, mẫu, loại, dạng
- cars of laters design: xe ô tô kiểu mới nhất
- khả năng sáng tạo (kiểu, cách trình bày...), tài nghĩ ra (mưu kế...); sự sáng tạo
- ngoại động từ
- phác hoạ, vẽ phác (tranh...), vẽ kiểu (quần áo, xe ô tô...), thiết kế, làm đồ án (nhà cửa), làm đề cương, phác thảo cách trình bày (sách, tranh ảnh nghệ thuật)
- có ý định, định, dự kiến, trù tính; có y đồ, có mưu đồ
- to design to do (doing) something: dự định làm việc gì
- we did not design this result: chúng tôi không dự kiến kết quả thế này
- chỉ định, để cho, dành cho
- this little sword was not designed for real fighting: thanh gươm nhỏ bé này không phải là để chiến đấu thực sự
- nội động từ
- làm nghề vẽ kiểu, làm nghề xây dựng đồ án
+the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
+an arrangement scheme
+something intended as a guide for making something else
+a decorative or artistic work
+an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
+a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
+the creation of something in the mind
+make or work out a plan for; devise
+design something for a specific role or purpose or effect
+create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
+make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
+conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
+intend or have as a purpose
Advanced English Dictionary
1 plan, draw up, think of, conceive of, contemplate, devise, lay out, visualize, envisage, envision, sketch (out), pattern, set up:
The building was originally designed as the centre-piece for a whole new development.
2 plan, sketch (out), delineate, outline, draft, work or map or block out, lay out, devise, invent, contrive, create, conceive, originate, think up, develop, organize, frame, shape, mould, forge, make, construct, form, fashion:
John Smithers has designed a new sales strategy for the company.
3 sketch, draft, lay out, draw; form, devise:
Who designed the company's new logo?
4 intend, mean, plan; purpose, destine; scheme, plot:
The building was originally designed to be a school. The book was designed for children.
5 plan, scheme, conception, study, project, proposal, undertaking, enterprise; blueprint, pattern, chart, diagram, layout, map, drawing, draft, sketch, model, prototype:
The grand design for rebuilding the city was not approved.
6 form, shape, configuration, pattern, style, motif, format, layout, make-up, delineation, arrangement, organization, composition, structure, construction:
I don't much care for her new design of my monogram.
7 aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, point, target, intent:
My design had been to go at once to London.
8 designs. plot, intrigue, stratagem, cabal, conspiracy, conniving, manipulation, connivance, evil intent or intentions:
His designs against me have borne bitter fruit.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C] the general arrangement of the different parts of sth that is made, such as a building, book, machine etc: The basic design of the car is very similar to that of earlier models. + special new design features + The machine's unique design prevents it from overheating. + The magazine will appear in a new design from next month.
drawing / plan / model
2 [U] the art or process of deciding how sth will look, work, etc. by drawing plans, making models, etc: a course in art and design + a design studio + computer-aided design + the design and development of new products
See also - INTERIOR DESIGN
3 [C] (for sth) a drawing or plan from which sth may be made: designs for aircraft + new and original designs
4 [C] an arrangement of lines and shapes as a decoration: floral / abstract / geometric designs + The tiles come in a huge range of colours and designs.
5 [U, C] a plan or an intention: It happened-whether by accident or design-that the two of them were left alone after all the others had gone. + It is all part of his grand design for government.
Idioms: have designs on sb (formal or humorous) to want to start a sexual relationship with sb: He was quite aware of her marital designs on him.
have designs on sth to be planning to get sth for yourself, often in a way that other people do not approve of: Rumours spread that the Duke had designs on the crown (= wanted to make himself king).
1 ~ sth (for sb/sth) to decide how sth will look, work, etc., especially by drawing plans or making models: [VN] to design a car / a dress / an office + a badly designed kitchen + He designed and built his own house. + They asked me to design a poster for the campaign. [also VNN]
2 [VN] to think of and plan a system, a way of doing sth, etc: We need to design a new syllabus for the third year.
for special purpose
3 [usually passive] ~ sth (for sth)
~ sth (as sth) to make, plan or intend sth for a particular purpose or use: [VN] The method is specifically designed for use in small groups. + This course is primarily designed as an introduction to the subject. + [VN to inf] The programme is designed to help people who have been out of work for a long time.
1 making drawings of how sth should be made
graphic | computer-aided
a specialist in computer-aided design
| architectural, industrial, interior
DESIGN + NOUN
business, company, consultancy, firm | consultant, engineer, staff, team | centre, department, studio | work
She's done some design work for us in the past.
The new CAD program really speeds up the design process.
| program, software | project | ability, expertise, skills
art and design
I'm doing a course in art and design.
2 the way sth is made/a drawing of this
basic, simple | complex, sophisticated | excellent, good | poor | adventurous, bold, innovative, original, revolutionary | attractive, beautiful, stylish | classical, conventional, traditional | ergonomic
VERB + DESIGN
come up with, create, produce
He's come up with a really good design for a solar-powered car.
| follow, use
We followed the traditional design.
DESIGN + NOUN
The latest model incorporates some novel design features.
| concept, idea, solution
The architect put forward two alternative design concepts for the new library.
| brief, requirements, specifications
The chair she had sketched was far bigger than stipulated in the design brief.
| fault | award
The car wouldn't win any design awards, but it's very reliable.
The machine is quite simple in design.
| of … ~
a vehicle of revolutionary design
| to a … ~
The other houses are built to a more conventional design.
| ~ for
the architect's designs for the cathedral
at the design stage
Their new car is still at the design stage.
3 pattern that decorates sth
elaborate, intricate | simple | abstract, circular, floral, geometric, symmetrical
VERB + DESIGN
The building has intricate geometric designs on several of the walls.
evil, sinister | grand
His grand design was to connect up every academic institution in the world.
VERB + DESIGN
I suspected that he had some sinister designs.
Had it happened by accident or by design? verb
These shelves have been designed very cleverly to fit into corners.
| specially, specifically
They run specially designed courses for managers.
The instruments are designed for use in very cold conditions.
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