Associations to the word «Define»


DEFINE, verb. To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly.
DEFINE, verb. (obsolete) To settle, decide (an argument etc.). [16th-17th c.]
DEFINE, verb. To express the essential nature of something.
DEFINE, verb. To state the meaning of a word, phrase, sign, or symbol.
DEFINE, verb. To describe, explain, or make definite and clear.
DEFINE, verb. To demark sharply the outlines or limits of an area or concept.
DEFINE, verb. (mathematics) To establish the referent of a term or notation.
DEFINE, noun. (computing) (programming) A kind of macro in source code that replaces one text string with another wherever it occurs.

Dictionary definition

DEFINE, verb. Determine the essential quality of.
DEFINE, verb. Give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'".
DEFINE, verb. Determine the nature of; "What defines a good wine?".
DEFINE, verb. Show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object".
DEFINE, verb. Decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.