Translation of "design" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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designverb

uk /dɪˈzaɪn/ us /dɪˈzaɪn/

design verb (PLAN)

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

设计;制(图)
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。

More examples

  • In 1960, Pierre Cardin became the first couturier to design men's clothes.
  • He's designed dresses for many celebrities, most famously the Queen.
  • All our advertising material is designed in-house.
  • The building isn't designed very well from the point of view of wheelchair access.
  • Adam designed and wrote the software.

design verb (INTEND)

B2 [ T usually passive ] to intend

意图,打算
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。

More examples

  • The advertisements were designed to shock - that was the whole point of the campaign.
  • The government has produced a series of leaflets designed to extend public awareness of the dangers of AIDS.
  • This course is designed to give drivers a grounding in car maintenance.
  • By its nature, terrorism is designed to strike at the heart of our democratic values.
  • The new law is designed to protect people's privacy.

designnoun

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

设计图,图纸
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

设计(艺术)
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

设计(方法);设计风格
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。

More examples

  • The design of the church echoes that of St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • There was a very positive response to our new design - people seemed very pleased with it.
  • The designs for the new mosque have attracted widespread criticism.
  • The fault surely lies in the design of the equipment.
  • The car has a serious design fault.

design noun (PATTERN)

B1 [ C ] a pattern used to decorate something

图案
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

intentionally

特意;故意,有意
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

阴谋计划,不良企图
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)