Describe

  • 1 Describe — De*scribe , v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Describe — De*scribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Described}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Describing}.] [L. describere, descriptum; de + scribere to write: cf. OE. descriven, OF. descrivre, F. d[ e]crire. See {Scribe}, and cf. {Descry}.] 1. To represent by drawing; to draw… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 describe — transitive verb (described; describing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin describere, from de + scribere to write more at scribe Date: 15th century 1. to represent or give an account of in words < describe a picture > 2. to represent by a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 4 Please Describe Yourself — Infobox Album | Name = Please Describe Yourself Type = Album Artist = Dogs Die in Hot Cars Released = October 26, 2004 Recorded = Genre = Alternative rock Length = 48:50 Label = V2/BMG Producer = Clive Langer Alan Winstanley Reviews = Last album …

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  • 5 Names used to describe the Subprime Mortgage Crisis — Below are alternative names used to describe the current subprime mortgage crisis in the media: Credit Crisis [http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5279daec 8db9 11dd 83d5 0000779fd18c.html] Credit Crunch [http://news.cnet.com/8301 1001 3 10053693 92.html]… …

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  • 6 describe — describable, adj. describability, n. describably, adv. describer, n. /di skruyb /, v.t., described, describing. 1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of: He described the accident very carefully. 2. to pronounce, as by… …

    Universalium

  • 7 describe — verb /dəˈskɹaɪb,dɪsˈkɹaɪb/ a) To represent in words. The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant. b) To give rise to a geometrical structure. The function describes a very complex surface. Syn: portray, depict, report …

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  • 8 describe — I verb annotate, be specific, characterize, clarify, define, delineate, depict, depingere, describere, detail, elucidate, explain, explicare, expound, give an account, identify, illuminate, illustrate, itemize, make clear, make plain, make vivid …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 describe incorrectly — index mislabel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 describe the properties of — index define Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 difficult to describe — index nondescript Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 impossible to describe — index ineffable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 statements that describe — index delineation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 14 describe — verb ADVERB ▪ accurately, exactly, in detail ▪ Their daily lives are described in detail. ▪ aptly, well ▪ clearly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 describe — v. 1) to describe minutely; vividly 2) (B) she described the scene to us 3) (D; refl., tr.) to describe as (he was described as being very cruel) 4) (K) she described in detail their resisting the invaders 5) (Q) he described how we should… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 describe — 01. Can you [describe] the man who stole your wallet? 02. His [description] of the events at the party was hilarious. 03. She was [described] as being tall, thin and mean looking. 04. The meeting has been [described] as perhaps the most important …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 describe — de|scribe W1S1 [dıˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: describere, from scribere to write ] 1.) to say what something or someone is like by giving details about them ▪ The police asked her to describe the two men. ▪ An alternative… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 describe — de|scribe [ dı skraıb ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to give details about what someone or something is like: The e mail system is fully described in section 10. I don t think that s quite the word to describe my feelings. describe someone/something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 describe — [15] To describe something is literally to ‘write it down’. The word comes from Latin dēscrībere, a compound verb formed from the prefix dē ‘down’ and scrībere ‘write’ (source of English scribe, script, etc). English originally borrowed it via… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 describe — early 13c., descriven, from O.Fr. descrivre, descrire (13c.), from L. describere to write down, copy; sketch, represent (see DESCRIPTION (Cf. description)). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes,… …

    Etymology dictionary


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