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.
Whatever consideration, at any time or season, may seem to have had an efficacy upon the minds and wills of men under the like sacrament and designment to the service of truth with yourselves, to incite and provoke them to a singularly industrious and faithful discharge of their duty, is eminently pressing upon you also; and you are made a spectacle to men and angels as to the acquitment of yourselves.
Yea, persons inherently unclean, and personally notoriously wicked, in respect of their designment to some outward work, which by them God will bring about, are said to be sanctified.
That their designment halts; a noble ship of Venice
Having buried, only in a preparation, a great mass of substance, whereby his estate was impaired, his mind yet not dismayed, he continued his former designment, and purposed to revive this enterprise, good occasion serving.
Second, That by the will of God, we also understand his order and designment.
He then that suffers for righteousness 'sake, as he suffers for that which is good as to the matter of it, and as he suffers for that which is good, after that manner as becomes that truth for which he suffereth; so he that thus suffereth, suffereth by the order and designment of God.
That their designment halts: a noble ship of Venice
Hauing buried onely in a preparation a great masse of substance, wherby his estate was impaired, his minde yet not dismaid he continued his former designment and purpose to reuiue this enterprise, good occasion seruing.
‘Fore valour! it was a designment begun with much resolution, maintained with as much prowess, and ended with more humanity.”
'Fore valour! it was a designment begun with much resolution, maintained with as much prowess, and ended with more humanity. "]" Ay, ay, "said the monk, muttering as he went up the winding stair,