3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Designate \Des"ig*nate\, adjective [L. designatus, p. p. of designare. See {Design}, verb (used with an object)] Designated; appointed; chosen. [R.] --Sir G. Buck.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Designate \Des"ig*nate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Designated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Designating}.]

1. To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.

2. To call by a distinctive title; to name.

3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; as, to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

Syn: To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: appointed but not yet installed in office


1: assign a name or title to [syn: {designate}, {denominate}]

2: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person) [syn: {delegate}, {designate}, {depute}, {assign}]

3: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents" [syn: {indicate}, {point}, {designate}, {show}]

4: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" [syn: {destine}, {fate}, {doom}, {designate}]

5: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director" [syn: {intend}, {destine}, {designate}, {specify}]

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