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desideratum something that is needed or wanted.
design to make or draw plans for, esp. the structure or form of. [11 definitions]
designate to distinguish by means of description, marks, name, or the like; specify. [5 definitions]
designated hitter in the American League in baseball, a team member chosen at the beginning of a game to bat in place of the pitcher.
designation an act or instance of indicating or pointing out. [3 definitions]
designedly intentionally, on purpose, or by design.
designee one who is designated.
designer a person who plans and creates designs for any of various artistic or commercial works. [2 definitions]
designing intriguing or scheming. [2 definitions]
desirable of a thing or person, having characteristics that are attractive, prized, or valuable and thus causing a wish to have possession or the opportunity for use. [3 definitions]
desire to want or crave; yearn for. [6 definitions]
desirous having desire; desiring.
desist to stop acting in a certain way.
desk a piece of furniture, usu. having a flat surface and drawers, used for reading and writing. [3 definitions]
desktop the flat, upper working surface of a desk. [4 definitions]
desktop publishing the creation and preparation of text and graphics for publishing using small computers.
desman either of two molelike aquatic mammals found in eastern Europe and western Asia that feed on insects and have webbed feet and a long snout.
Des Moines the capital of Iowa.
Desmond Tutu South African cleric and leader in the struggle against apartheid, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 (b.1931).
desolate without those things necessary or desirable for life; bleak; barren. [6 definitions]
desolation the condition of a place or person that is desolate. [4 definitions]