design etymology

English word design comes from Latin signatura, Latin de- (De-.)

Detailed word origin of design

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
signatura Latin (lat)
de- Latin (lat) De-.
designare Latin (lat)
designer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
design English (eng) (obsolete, intransitive) To plan (to do something).. (obsolete, transitive) To assign, appoint (something to someone); to designate. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.. (transitive) To plan and carry out (a picture, work of art, construction etc.). [from 17th c.] A pattern, as an element of a work of [...]

Words with the same origin as design

Descendants of signatura
signature
Descendants of de-
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