"describe" Definition

  1. v. t. 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. v. t. 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. v. t. To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
  4. v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.

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Position in dictionary: 26339 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. i.,
Words that start with "describe": 4
Words that end with "describe": 2
Words that contain "describe": 5
Next words in dictionary: described, describent, describer, describing, descried, descrier, description, descriptive, descrive, descry
Previous words in dictionary: describable, descent, descensory, descensive, descensional, descension, descendingly, descending, descendible, descendibility

English Dictionary Definition of describe

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