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Definitions for description
dɪˈskrɪp ʃənde·scrip·tion

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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.

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  2. description(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  3. description(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From descriptio.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. description

    To describe using words.

    The description of the holiday resort was so accurate you could imagine you were there.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of description in a Sentence

  1. Jim Milbury:

    We believe this is the same whale that was entangled off Palos Verdes, the description fits.

  2. Kara Porter:

    If its true that the justification to point a gun at this child is because they were told the suspects might be black, Hispanic or Polynesian, are they saying this officer was entitled to stop and point his gun at every male fitting that description?

  3. Mark Wolcott:

    They went over everything, from where they got their needles, what was in the bag, i trusted them because each [shot to be pushed through the IV] had a description of what it was. At least three or four times, they asked if I had any questions or concerns prior to getting my IV.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  5. John Locke:

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

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