Webster 1913 Edition
designatus, p. p. of
Designated; appointed; chosen.
Sir G. Buck.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify;
designatethe boundaries of a country; to
designatethe rioters who are to be arrested.
To call by a distinctive title; to name.
Syn. – To name; denominate; style; entitle; characterize; describe.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To mark out or show, so as to make known; to indicate by bisible lines, marks, description or something known and determinate; as, to designate the limits of a country; the limits are designated on the map; designate the spot where a star appears in the heavens; designate the place where our ancestors first landed.
2.To point out; to distinguish from others by indication; as, to be able to designate every individual who was concerned in a riot.
3.To appoint; to select or distinguish for a particular purpose; to assign; with for, as to designate an officer for the command of a station; or with to, as this captain was designated to that station.