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Princeton's WordNet

  1. description, verbal description(noun)

    a statement that represents something in words

  2. description(noun)

    the act of describing something

  3. description(noun)

    sort or variety

    "every description of book was there"

Wiktionary

  1. description(Noun)

    A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.

  2. description(Noun)

    The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

  3. description(Noun)

    A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.

  4. description(Noun)

    A scientific documentation of a specimen intended to reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species.

    The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.

  5. Origin: From descriptio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Description(noun)

    the act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs

  2. Description(noun)

    a sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species

  3. Description(noun)

    a class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort

Freebase

  1. Description

    Description is one of four rhetorical modes, along with exposition, argumentation, and narration. Each of the rhetorical modes is present in a variety of forms and each has its own purpose and conventions. The act of description may be related to that of definition. Description is also the fiction-writing mode for transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a story.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Description

    de-skrip′shun, n. act of describing: an account of anything in words: definition: sort, class, or kind.—adj. Descrip′tive, containing description.—adv. Descrip′tively.—n. Descrip′tiveness.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2035

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2807

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Description' in Nouns Frequency: #708

Anagrams for Description »

  1. discerption, predictions

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Description in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Description in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Description is a story well told already; experience offers truth.

  2. John Locke:

    A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

  3. Alan Dershowitz:

    During our entire stay on the island, we never saw any young women that fit the description of Jane Doe No. 3.

  4. Clyde B. Aster:

    When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway.

  5. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger:

    'World-leading' would be the description I would choose, in some important ways, each is a better business executive than Buffett.

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