Definitions for describedɪˈskraɪb

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Describe

    dē-skrīb′, v.t. to trace out or delineate: to give an account of.—adj. Describ′able.—n. Describ′er. [L. describĕrede, down, and scribĕre, scriptum, to write.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of describe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of describe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Board Chairman Jonathan Welch:

    Tragic, horrific, none describe it.

  2. Stendhal:

    To describe happiness is to diminish it.

  3. Ken Griffin:

    It's hard to describe that kind of betrayal.

  4. Bhim Bahadur Gurung:

    I just can't describe things. I have no words.

  5. Fernando Botero, Columbian painter and sculptor:

    I describe in a realistic form a nonrealistic reality.

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