Definitions for describedɪˈskraɪb
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word describe
describe, depict, draw(verb)
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
report, describe, account(verb)
to give an account or representation of in words
"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate(verb)
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)
identify as in botany or biology, for example
To represent in words.
The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
To give rise to a geometrical structure.
To scientifically reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species.
The fungus was first described by a botanist.
Origin: From descriven, from descrivre, from describo, from de + scribo; see scribe and shrive.
to represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle
to represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities
to distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class
to use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2425
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2430
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Verbs Frequency: #93
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Tragic, horrific, none describe it.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
It's hard to describe that kind of betrayal.
I just can't describe things. I have no words.
I describe in a realistic form a nonrealistic reality.
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Translations for describe
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- апі́сваць, апіса́цьBelarusian
- очертавам, описвамBulgarian
- descriureCatalan, Valencian
- popisovat, popsatCzech
- kuvata, kuvaillaFinnish
- वर्णन करनाHindi
- 描写, 記述Japanese
- 묘사, 서술Korean
- beschrijven, omschrijvenDutch
- opisywać, opisaćPolish
- описа́ть, опи́сывать, очерти́ть, оче́рчиватьRussian
- opisati, opisivatiSerbo-Croatian
- určiť, opísať, opisovaťSlovak
- описа́ти, опи́суватиUkrainian
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