Complete Definition of "describe"

English

Etymology
From F. term|describe < L. term|describo|dÄscrÄ«bÅ|write things apart from each other

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪb|-aɪb

Verb
en-verb|describ|ing

  1. transitive To represent in words.

#: The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.

  1. transitive mathematics To give rise to a geometrical structure.

#: The function describes a very complex surface.

Related terms
description pos_n
descriptive pos_a
descriptivism pos_n
descriptivist pos_n
descriptor pos_n

Translations
trans-top|to represent in words
Dutch: beschrijven, t-|nl|omschrijven
Finnish: t+|fi|kuvailla
German: t|de|beschreiben
Hebrew: ×ת×ר (leta'er)
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Russian: опиÑÑваÑÑ (opísyvat') impf, опиÑаÑÑ (opisát') pf
Spanish: t-|es|describir
Swedish: beskriva
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trans-top|to give rise to a geometrical structure
Finnish: t+|fi|kuvata
German: t|de|beschreiben
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Russian: опиÑÑваÑÑ (opísyvat') impf, опиÑаÑÑ (opisát') pf
Swedish: beskriva
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Estonian: kirjeldama (1)
ttbc|French: décrire
ttbc|Arabic: ÙÙضÙØ­
ttbc|Polish: opisaÄ
ttbc|Telugu: వరà±à°£à°¿à°à°à± (varNiMchu)
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See also
prescribe
proscribe

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