Meaning of “design” - Learner’s Dictionary

design

noun uk us /dɪˈzaɪn/
PLANNING [ U ]

B1 the way in which something is planned and made:

There was a fault in the design of the aircraft.
DRAWING [ C ]

a drawing that shows how an object, machine, or building will be made:

Engineers are working on the new designs.
DECORATION [ C ]
PROCESS [ U ]

B1 the process of making drawings to show how something will be made:

a course in art and design
→ See also interior design

(Definition of “design noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)