Definition of designer in US English:

designer

noun

  • 1A person who plans the form, look, or workings of something before its being made or built, typically by drawing it in detail.

    ‘he's one of the world's leading car designers’
    • ‘Sixty painters, sculptors, furniture makers, photographers and textile designers work in studios here.’
    • ‘Comments from the director, effects supervisor, and production designer accompany these segments.’
    • ‘Most Web designers simply don't want to deal with code, and who can blame them?’
    • ‘Make sure you understand how your website designer creates websites.’
    • ‘Today's optical designers face new challenges when designing and modeling refractive systems.’
    • ‘They happily shop at boutiques, use blogs to guide their reading, and hire interior designers.’
    • ‘How did the son of a farmer from Aberdeenshire become one of the most fêted fashion designers in the world?’
    • ‘We are professional graphic designers who have dedicated our lives to design, not politics.’
    • ‘For example, the talented interior designer on this renovation simplified his job a great deal.’
    • ‘Six young fashion designers are creating a unique range of contemporary styles from the traditional fabric of knitwear.’
    • ‘The world's top designers want to tempt with you their new looks.’
    • ‘By then, his mother had become a costume designer.’
    • ‘But sooner or later, you'll need to hire a professional graphic designer for help.’
    • ‘Constant customer input helps provide an exponentially clearer picture of what kind of software designers need.’
    • ‘Australia's top fashion designer has left the material world for a simple life of solitude and meditation.’
    • ‘Here in the UK we have many talented, skilled independent jewellery designers who struggle to make a living.’
    • ‘Fashion designers are asking for similar protection for clothing designs for three years.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century furniture designers invented chairs to foster these new relaxed positions.’
    • ‘The software designer needs to distinguish between the improbable and the impossible.’
    • ‘Currently, I'm thinking about trying seriously to sell myself as a freelance Web designer.’
    creator, deviser, producer, inventor, originator, planner, author, artificer, fabricator
    couturier, fashion designer, tailor, costumier, dressmaker
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    1. 1.1as modifier Made by or having the expensive sophistication of a famous and prestigious fashion designer.
      ‘a designer label’
      • ‘Jack went through his drawers of designer clothes, putting together a tasteful ensemble.’
      • ‘All the designer boutiques will arrange for shopping bags to be sent back to the hotel.’
      • ‘We have high disposable incomes, designer clothes and third level degrees.’
      • ‘Examples include some designer label clothes where high price alone can add to a product's social status.’
      • ‘Designer wear brands are available through specialists who design children's clothing and sell them at boutiques.’
      • ‘However, if you've just blown your euro on designer labels, there are plenty of other places to eat.’
      • ‘You don't have to come to London to buy the latest designer wear.’
      • ‘The door burst open and in she walked, wearing designer clothes from head to toe.’
      • ‘What is the point of expensive designer labels when the only person that gets to see that new outfit is you?’
      • ‘Smart designer wear outlets and delightful cafes rub elegant shoulders with souvenir shops.’
      • ‘She had bought it from a designer clothes store, but it was too cute to pass up.’
      • ‘You don't have to have a wardrobe crammed with designer clothes to know your vital statistics in haute couture these days.’
      • ‘Don it with a pair of traditional or light blue designer jeans.’
      • ‘I think men are much more aware of designer labels and fashion trends than they were even a year ago.’
      • ‘"Designer baby clothes earn large profit margins for the designers.’
      • ‘The upper end is the upmarket end, with designer boutiques amid the sights.’
      • ‘We were never really respected by the fashion press as a designer label.’
      • ‘Many upmarket areas have designer labels and barely worn posh clothes that can be snapped up at give-away prices.’
      • ‘So he haggled his way through several stores filled with knockoff designer clothes.’
      • ‘He was wearing a two-tone baseball cap with a dark peak and designer label on the forehead part.’
    2. 1.2as modifier Upscale and fashionable.
      ‘designer food’
      • ‘He took, supposedly or allegedly, this designer steroid that helped him run faster.’
      • ‘Would you buy a designer food meant to prevent a specific disease?’
      • ‘Detecting successive generations of designer steroids will require a different type of sleuthing.’
      • ‘Apart from the passion for food, the first and the most important tool that chefs use in creating designer food is making optimum use of creativity.’
      • ‘It is a designer church - modern packaging reinforcing a message styled as very traditional.’

Pronunciation

designer

/dəˈzīnər//dəˈzaɪnər/