Design Synonyms, Design Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

1

a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective

  • she always achieves her objective by design rather than by luck

  • arrangement,
  • blueprint,
  • game,
  • game plan,
  • ground plan,
  • master plan,
  • plan,
  • program,
  • project,
  • road map,
  • scheme,
  • strategy,
  • system

2

a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • the thief had devised an elaborate design to get the invaluable artwork

3

something that one hopes or intends to accomplish

  • my design in writing to you is to ask for your support

  • aim,
  • ambition,
  • aspiration,
  • bourne
  • (also bourn),
  • dream,
  • end,
  • goal,
  • idea,
  • ideal,
  • intent,
  • intention,
  • mark,
  • meaning,
  • object,
  • objective,
  • plan,
  • point,
  • pretension,
  • purpose,
  • target,
  • thing

4

a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)

  • the curtains have a lovely floral design

5

the way in which the elements of something (as a work

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Definition of Decoration by Merriam-Webster

dec·​o·​ra·​tion | ˌde-kə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce decoration (audio)
2 : something that adorns, enriches, or beautifies : ornament

3 : a badge of honor (such as a U.S. military award)

Synonyms for decoration

Synonyms

  • adornment,
  • beautifier,
  • caparison,
  • doodad,
  • embellisher,
  • embellishment,
  • frill,
  • garnish,
  • garnishment,
  • garniture,
  • ornament,
  • ornamentation,
  • setoff,
  • trim

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Examples of decoration in a Sentence

The vase has a fancy decoration on one side.

a plain sweater knit without decoration

He’s a genius at home decoration.

a unique style of decoration

He received a decoration from the President.

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Definition of Design by Merriam-Webster

de·​sign | di-ˈzīn How to pronounce design (audio)

designed; designing; designs

transitive verb

1 : to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan : devise, contrive design a system for tracking inventory

2a : to conceive and plan out in the mind

he designed the perfect crime

b : to have as a purpose : intend she designed to excel in her studies

c : to devise for a specific function or end

a book designed primarily as a college textbook a suitcase designed to hold a laptop computer

3 archaic : to indicate with a distinctive mark, sign, or name

4a : to make a drawing, pattern, or sketch of

… a curious woman whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage …— Oscar Wilde

b : to draw the plans for

design

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