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Webster 1913 Edition


Designate

Des′ig-nate

,
Adj.
[L.
designatus
, p. p. of
designare
. See
Design
,
Verb.
T.
]
Designated; appointed; chosen.
[R.]
Sir G. Buck.

Des′ig-nate

,
Verb.
T.
[
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.
Syn. – To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe.

Webster 1828 Edition


Designate

DESIGNATE

, v.t.
1.
To mark out or show, so as to make known; to indicate by bisible lines, marks, description or something known and determinate; as, to designate the limits of a country; the limits are designated on the map; designate the spot where a star appears in the heavens; designate the place where our ancestors first landed.
2.
To point out; to distinguish from others by indication; as, to be able to designate every individual who was concerned in a riot.
3.
To appoint; to select or distinguish for a particular purpose; to assign; with for, as to designate an officer for the command of a station; or with to, as this captain was designated to that station.

DESIGNATE

,
Adj.
Appointed; marked out.

Definition 2021


designate

designate

English

Adjective

designate (not comparable)

  1. Designated; appointed; chosen.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir G. Buck to this entry?)

Verb

designate (third-person singular simple present designates, present participle designating, simple past and past participle designated)

  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.
    • 1912, Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
      "Yes, let 'Sister' Davis have a whack at it too," urged George Bland. Tom Davis, who was Joe Matson's particular chum, was designated "Sister" because, in an incautious moment, when first coming to Excelsior Hall, he had shown a picture of his very pretty sister, Mabel.
  3. To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.

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External links

  • designate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • designate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Interlingua

Participle

designate

  1. past participle of designar

Italian

Verb

designate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of designare
  2. feminine plural of designato

Adjective

designate

  1. Feminine plural of designato

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

dēsignāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsignō

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