Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's design or plan; an objective, an undertaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Delineation; sketch; design; ideal; invention.
  • n. Design; purpose; scheme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Design; sketch; delineation.
  • n. Purpose; aim; intent; plot.
  • n. Enterprise; undertaking.

Etymologies

From design +‎ -ment. (Wiktionary)

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  • "...nay, let him choose
    Out of my files, his projects to accomplish,
    My best and freshest men; serv'd his designments
    In mine own person..."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 29, 2009