describe meaning

  • VerbSGdescribesPRdescribingPT, PPdescribedPREdés-
    1. VT To represent in words.
      1. The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant. ‎
      2. The geographer describes countries and cities. ‎
    2. VT To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
      1. to describe a circle by the compasses;   a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle ‎
    3. VT (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
      1. The function describes a very complex surface. ‎
    4. VT (taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
      1. The fungus was first described by a botanist. ‎
    5. OBS To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Alastair Campbell described lastminutitis at conference, with Tony Blair storming around shouting “Where’s the fucking speech?”
        • To further assess the virulome, blast score ratio (BSR) analysis was used as previously described [17 , 25 ] to query known virulence genes (S2 Table ) and their homologs across all S.
        • DUCATI’S new Hypermotard 1100 is described by its envelope-pushing designer, Pierre Terblanche, as “a sportbike with a different attitude.”
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Longipedlactone L [23 ] was isolated from Kadsura ananosma and longipedlactone H [24 ] from Kadsura longipedunculata as described.
        • In that study, some of the subjects had dreams in which they were slaking their thirst, very much like the dreams of convenience Freud described.

    Meaning of describe for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "describe" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Transitive verbs
      Difficultness: Level 1
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 8
      Definite    ➨     Versatile
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      1. en describes
      2. en describee
      3. en describer
      4. en described
      5. en describeth