(De*sign"ing), a. Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.
(De*sign"ing), n. The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.
(De*sign"less), a. Without design. [Obs.] De*sign"less*ly, adv. [Obs.]
1. Delineation; sketch; design; ideal; invention. [Obs.]
For though that some mean artist's skill were shownDryden.
In mingling colors, or in placing light,
Yet still the fair
designment was his own.
2. Design; purpose; scheme. [Obs.] Shak.
(De*sil"ver) v. t. To deprive of silver; as, to desilver lead.
(De*sil`ver*i*za"tion) n. The act or the process of freeing from silver; also, the condition
resulting from the removal of silver.
(De*sil"ver*ize) v. t. To deprive, or free from, silver; to remove silver from.
(Des"i*nence) n. [Cf. F. désinence.] Termination; ending. Bp. Hall.
(Des"i*nent) a. [L. desinens, p. pr. of desinere, desitum, to leave off, cease; de- + sinere
to let, allow.] Ending; forming an end; lowermost. [Obs.] "Their desinent parts, fish." B. Jonson.
(Des`i*nen"tial) a. [Cf. F. désinentiel.] Terminal.
Furthermore, b, as a desinential element, has a dynamic function.Fitzed. Hall.
(De*sip"i*ent) a. [L. desipiens, p. pr. of desipere to be foolish; de- + sapere to be wise.]
Foolish; silly; trifling. [R.]
(De*sir`a*bil"i*ty), n. The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.
(De*sir"a*ble) a. [F. désirable, fr. L. desiderabilis. See Desire, v. t.] Worthy of desire or
longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.
All of them desirable young men.Ezek. xxiii. 12.
As things desirable exciteBlackmore.
Desire, and objects move the appetite.
(De*sir"a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being desirable.
The desirableness of the Austrian alliance.Froude.
(De*sir"a*bly), adv. In a desirable manner.
(De*sire") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Desiring.] [F. désirer, L. desiderare,
origin uncertain, perh. fr. de- + sidus star, constellation, and hence orig., to turn the eyes from the
stars. Cf. Consider, and Desiderate, and see Sidereal.]