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Design vs. Plan

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Designnoun

A specification of an object or process, referring to requirements to be satisfied and thus conditions to be met for them to solve a problem.

Plannoun

A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

‘The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.’;

Designnoun

A pattern, as an element of a work of art or architecture.

Plannoun

A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

‘He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.’;

Designnoun

The composition of a work of art.

Plannoun

A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

‘Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.’;

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Designnoun

Intention or plot.

‘To be hateful of the truth by design.’;

Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Designnoun

The shape or appearance given to an object, especially one that is intended to make it more attractive.

Plannoun

A subscription to a service; e.g., a phone plan, an Internet plan.

Designnoun

The art of designing

‘Danish furniture design is world-famous.’;

Planverb

(transitive) To design (a building, machine, etc.).

‘The architect planned the building for the client.’;

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Designverb

(transitive) To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.).

Planverb

(transitive) To create a plan for.

‘They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.’;

Designverb

To plan (to do something).

‘The king designed to mount an expedition to the New World.’;

Planverb

(intransitive) To intend.

‘He planned to go, but work intervened.’;

Designverb

To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate.

Planverb

See plan on.

‘I was planning on going, but something came up.’;

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Designverb

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

Planverb

(intransitive) To make a plan.

‘They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies.’;

Designverb

To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.

Plannoun

A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

Designverb

To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.

‘We shall seeJustice design the victor's chivalry.’; ‘Meet me to-morrow where the masterAnd this fraternity shall design.’;

Plannoun

A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

‘God's plans like lines pure and white unfold.’;

Designverb

To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.

Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

‘The simple plan,That they should take who have the power,And they should keep who can.’;

Designverb

To intend or purpose; - usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.

‘Ask of politicians the end for which laws were originally designed.’; ‘He was designed to the study of the law.’;

Planverb

To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

Designverb

To form a design or designs; to plan.

Planverb

To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

‘Even in penance, planning sins anew.’;

Designnoun

A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.

Plannoun

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;

‘they drew up a six-step plan’; ‘they discussed plans for a new bond issue’;

Designnoun

A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; - often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.

‘The vast design and purpos of the King.’; ‘The leaders of that assembly who withstood the designs of a besotted woman.’; ‘A . . . settled design upon another man's life.’; ‘How little he could guess the secret designs of the court!’;

Plannoun

an arrangement scheme;

‘the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult’; ‘it was an excellent design for living’; ‘a plan for seating guests’;

Designnoun

Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.

Plannoun

scale drawing of a structure;

‘the plans for City Hall were on file’;

Designnoun

The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.

Planverb

have the will and intention to carry out some action;

‘He plans to be in graduate school next year’; ‘The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion’;

Designnoun

The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.

‘Is he a prudent man . . . that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to the remaining part of his life?’; ‘I wish others the same intention, and greater successes.’; ‘It is the purpose that makes strong the vow.’;

Planverb

make plans for something;

‘He is planning a trip with his family’;

Designnoun

the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan);

‘he contributed to the design of a new instrument’;

Planverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

‘They contrived to murder their boss’; ‘design a new sales strategy’; ‘plan an attack’;

Designnoun

an arrangement scheme;

‘the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult’; ‘it was an excellent design for living’; ‘a plan for seating guests’;

Planverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

‘design a better mousetrap’; ‘plan the new wing of the museum’;

Designnoun

something intended as a guide for making something else;

‘a blueprint for a house’; ‘a pattern for a skirt’;

Plan

A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with details of timing and resources, used to achieve an objective to do something. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal.

Designnoun

a decorative or artistic work;

‘the coach had a design on the doors’;

Designnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Designnoun

a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something;

‘the design of a building’;

Designnoun

the creation of something in the mind

Designverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

‘They contrived to murder their boss’; ‘design a new sales strategy’; ‘plan an attack’;

Designverb

design something for a specific role or purpose or effect;

‘This room is not designed for work’;

Designverb

create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner;

‘Chanel designed the famous suit’;

Designverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

‘design a better mousetrap’; ‘plan the new wing of the museum’;

Designverb

create designs;

‘Dupont designs for the house of Chanel’;

Designverb

conceive or fashion in the mind; invent;

‘She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day’;

Designverb

intend or have as a purpose;

‘She designed to go far in the world of business’;

Designnoun

a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made

‘he has just unveiled his design for the new museum’;

Designnoun

the art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan or drawing of something before it is made

‘good design can help the reader understand complicated information’;

Designnoun

the arrangement of the features of an artefact, as produced from following a plan or drawing

‘inside, the design reverts to turn-of-the-century luxe’;

Designnoun

a decorative pattern

‘pottery with a lovely blue and white design’;

Designnoun

purpose or planning that exists behind an action, fact, or object

‘the appearance of design in the universe’;

Designverb

decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it

‘a number of architectural students were designing a factory’;

Designverb

do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind

‘the tax changes were designed to stimulate economic growth’;

Design

A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process. The verb to design expresses the process of developing a design.

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