(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plan, intention, scheme, project; representation, drawing, diagram, pattern; decoration; purpose, method. —v. t. plan, intend; draw, sketch. See painting.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Arrangement for artistic or other effect]
Syn. pattern, motif, configuration, figure, device, decorative pattern, composition, layout, conception, diagram, drawing, sketch, rough representation, draft, blueprint, prototype, picture, tracing, commercial design, architectural design, outline, depiction, chart, map, plan, tracery, delineation, perspective, treatment, idea, study; see also composition 2 , form 1 , plan 1 .
Ant. confusion*, jumble, mess.
2. [Planned intention or procedure]
Syn. object, intention, scheme; see plan 2 , purpose 1 .
See Synonym Study at plan .
by design,
Syn. on purpose, with intent, purposely; see deliberately .
1. [To plan in a preliminary way]
Syn. block out, outline, sketch; see plan 1 , 2 .
2. [To conceive]
Syn. create, originate, make up, devise; see compose 3 , create 2 , invent 1 , produce 2 .
3. [To intend]
Syn. mean, set apart, aim at; see intend 2 .
See Synonym Study at intend .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. composition draft, arrangement, motif, plan, pattern, scheme, depiction, idea, sketch, outline, conception, blueprint, diagram, model.
2. intention purpose, objective, aim, goal, plan, *game plan, target, project.
3. scheme plot, intrigue, machination, plan.
1. compose draft, arrange, plan, pattern, invent, contrive, create, sketch, outline, conceive, blueprint, diagram, model, *cook up, fashion.
2. intend purpose, aim, plan, aspire to, mean.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To form a strategy for: blueprint, cast, chart, conceive, contrive, devise, formulate, frame, lay1, plan, project, scheme, strategize, work out. Informal: dope out. Idiom: lay plans. See PLANNED. 2. To work out and arrange the parts or details of: blueprint, lay out, map (out), plan, set out. See PLANNED. 3. To have in mind as a goal or purpose: aim, contemplate, intend, mean1, plan, project, propose, purpose, target. Regional: mind. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. II noun 1. An element or a component in a decorative composition: device, figure, motif, motive, pattern. See PART. 2. A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something: blueprint, game plan, idea, layout, plan, project, schema, scheme, strategy. See PLANNED. 3. What one intends to do or achieve: aim, ambition, end, goal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, point, purpose, target, view, why. Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore. See PLANNED, PURPOSE.

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