Definitions for describedɪˈskraɪb

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. describe, depict, draw(verb)

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

  2. report, describe, account(verb)

    to give an account or representation of in words

    "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

  3. 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"

  4. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. describe(Verb)

    To represent in words.

    The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.

  2. describe(Verb)

    To give rise to a geometrical structure.

  3. describe(Verb)

    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.

  4. Origin: From descriven, from descrivre, from describo, from de + scribo; see scribe and shrive.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Describe(verb)

    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

  2. Describe(verb)

    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

  3. Describe(verb)

    to distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class

  4. Describe(verb)

    to use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2425

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2430

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Verbs Frequency: #93


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