What does the word design mean?

Usage examples for design

  1. I did not like to make my strong desire known by asking after her, and, besides, I began to have a slight suspicion that there was some design in keeping us from meeting. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  2. That there is an all- wise design and purpose of some sort, behind and above it all, I have no doubt. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  3. He'll follow any design you give him, and the woods, of course, are excellent. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various