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mean vs design

design vs mean

mean and design both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but design is not an adjective.

mean and design both are verbs.

As verbs, design is a hyponym of mean; that is, design is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: have in mind as a purpose
  • design: intend or have as a purpose
Other hyponyms of mean include plan, be after, propose, purport, purpose, aim.
mean (noun) design (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
an arrangement scheme
something intended as a guide for making something else
a decorative or artistic work
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
the creation of something in the mind
mean (adjective) design (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) design (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make or work out a plan for; devise
have as a logical consequence plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect
denote or connote create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
have in mind as a purpose make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
have a specified degree of importance create designs
intend to refer to conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
destine or designate for a certain purpose intend or have as a purpose

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