Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. des·ig·nate
  2. verb

    adjective

    • 1. appointed to an office or position but not yet installed:

      the Director designate
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: designate, 3rd person present: designates, gerund or present participle: designating, past tense: designated, past participle: designated

    • verb

      appoint (someone) to a specified office or post:

      officially give a specified status or name to:

    • adjective

      appointed to an office or post but not yet installed:
    • noun

      (in the US) a member of the cabinet eligible to succeed to the presidency who is instructed to be absent from a gathering attended by the president and other potential successors so as to be able, in case of an attack killing those at the event, to serve as acting president:
    • noun

      a member of a group who abstains from alcohol in order to drive the others safely.
    • noun

      a nonfielding player named before the start of a game to be in the batting order, typically in place of the pitcher.
    • noun

      a person who abstains from alcohol at a social gathering so as to be fit to drive others home.
    • noun

      (in the US) a member of the cabinet eligible to succeed to the presidency who is instructed to be absent from a gathering attended by the president and other potential successors so as to be able, in case of an attack killing those at the event, to serve as acting president:
    • noun

      a non-fielding player named before the start of a game to be in the batting order, typically in place of the pitcher.
  1. 8 results