Synonyms for Design:

n.

prototype, delineation, study, confusion, depiction, planning, diagram, draft, preparation, sketch, composition, perspective, tactic, drawing, layout, tracing, configuration, outline, agreement, tracery, device, motif, map, treatment, jumble, arrangements. applied linguistics, aesthetics, agronomy, ancient history, archaeology, archeology, work out, Anthropology, architecture, dope out, planned, lay, acoustics, strategize, agriculture. column, argyle, check, set out, chronology, lay out, articulation, arabesque, coloration. mind, block graph, cross-section, bell curve, mean, axis, curve, bar graph. breakthrough, discovery, creative, creativity, development, coin, Frankenstein's Monster. draw up, streamline, individualize, personalise, personalize, engineer, reengineer. act (noun)
designing.
artful conception (noun)
shape, sketch, device, motif, configuration, figure.
by design (noun)
deliberately.
cognition (noun)
plan.
course of action (noun)
scheme.
design (noun)
purpose, blueprint, contrive, designing, excogitation, figure, invention, pattern, innovation, project, intention, intent, aim, plan, conception.
excogitation (noun)
excogitation.
idea (noun)
principle, inkling, notion, opinion, inspiration, vision, perception, thought, supposition, theory, concept, reflection, ideation, consideration, observation, image, brainstorm.
intention (noun)
purpose, notion, premeditation, thought, project, reflection, plot, aim, proposition.
map (noun)
map.
on purpose (noun)
purposely, deliberately, with intent.
thought (noun)
thought.

v.

create, conceive (verb)
compose.
creation (verb)
plan.
imagine (verb)
perceive, ideate, contemplate, suppose, reflect, imagine, consider, fantasize, observe, opine, think, theorize, envision, create.
intend, mean to do (verb)
prepare, propose, mind, contemplate.
order (verb)
scheme, cast, screen, type, sift, rate, categorize, unify, integrate, systematize, shape, harmonize, array, plan, arrange, control, organize, unsnarl, program, place, schedule, class, group, adjust, schematize, regulate, right, orchestrate, collate, support, frame, separate, chart, set, structure, plot, grade, score, rank, form, establish, rationalize, balance, mediate, subordinate, stratify, pigeonhole, maintain, stabilize, compose, order, sort, Methodize, settle, marshal, prepare, devise, fix, classify, normalize.
plan (verb)
invent, conceive, coordinate, propose, expect, premeditate, contrive, anticipate, intend.
plan, outline (verb)
lay out, contrive, devise, arrange, set out, invent, frame, work out, cast, draft, dope out, create.
predetermine (verb)
predetermine, premeditate, plan, devise.

Other synonyms:

bell curve, creativity, Frankenstein's Monster, reengineer, individualize, block graph, cross-section, bar graph, strategize. motif, streamline, coin, discovery, breakthrough, device. personalize, map. creative, axis, curve. lay. development. mean, engineer. arrangement
layout.
construction
architecture.
create
conceive.
mean
set out.
pattern
pattern.
sketch
diagram.

Usage examples for design

  1. But oh, it was a terrible blow when they rejected his design a terrible blow. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  2. The design is a stock pattern. – American Military Insignia 1800-1851 by J. Duncan Campbell
  3. However, one can detect the design and cannot help getting out of humor. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden