Translation of "design" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪˈzaɪn/ us /dɪˈzaɪn/

design verb (PLAN)

B1 [ I or T ] to make or draw plans for something, for example clothes or buildings

Who designed this building/dress/furniture? 谁设计了这座建筑物/这款裙子/这套家具?
This range of clothing is specially designed for shorter women. 该系列服装是专为身材较矮的女性设计的。

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design verb (INTEND)

B2 [ T usually passive ] to intend

This dictionary is designed for advanced learners of English. 本词典是为高级英语学习者编写的。
[ + to infinitive ] These measures are designed to reduce pollution. 采取这些措施旨在降低污染。

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uk /dɪˈzaɪn/ us /dɪˈzaɪn/

design noun (PLAN)

C1 [ C ] a drawing or set of drawings showing how a building or product is to be made and how it will work and look

Have you seen the designs for the new shopping centre? 你看过新购物中心的设计图了吗?

B1 [ U ] also designing the art of making plans or drawings for something

She's an expert on kitchen/software design. 她是厨房/软件设计专家。
He's studying design in Paris. 他正在大学学习设计。

B1 [ S or U ] the way in which something is planned and made

I don't like the design of this sofa. 我不喜欢这把壶的设计。
The building was originally Victorian in design. 这座建筑物原是维多利亚式设计风格。
a serious design fault 严重的设计缺陷
The car has some excellent design features. 这款汽车有一些很棒的设计特色。

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design noun (PATTERN)

B1 [ C ] a pattern used to decorate something

a floral/abstract design 花卉/抽象图案
I like the design on your sweatshirt. 我喜欢你运动衫上的那个图案。

design noun (INTENTION)

by design


I'm sure he ignored you by accident and not by design. 我敢肯定他绝非有意冷落你。
designs [ plural ]

plans, often ones that are not honest, to get something or someone for yourself

to have territorial designs (on neighbouring countries) 有夺取(邻国)领土的企图
humorous I think Alan has designs on your job/wife! 我觉得艾伦对你的工作/妻子有不良企图!

(Translation of “design” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)