Define: "Design"

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Interesting word, Design. Where did it come from?

Design is two words, actually, and is blended from Latin, Old English, Irish and more. De- comes from a few sources, but mainly it means To. Sign comes from designate or specify. And when you put them together you "create, execute, or construct according to plan." (m-w.com)