Associations to the word «Describe»


DESCRIBE, verb. (transitive) To represent in words.
DESCRIBE, verb. (transitive) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
DESCRIBE, verb. (transitive) (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
DESCRIBE, verb. (transitive) (taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
DESCRIBE, verb. (obsolete) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.

Dictionary definition

DESCRIBE, verb. Give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack".
DESCRIBE, verb. To give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental".
DESCRIBE, verb. Make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand".
DESCRIBE, verb. Identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Wise words

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson