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description Explained

description at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


description at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1340, from L. descriptionem, from stem of describere "write down, transcribe, copy, sketch," from de- "down" + scribere "write." Describe (1513) is a reconstruction from L., replacing earlier descrive (c.1225). Descriptive is first recorded 1751. ///

description at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C]
1 a piece of writing or speech that gives details about what someone or something is like: --Berlin sounds fascinating from your description.// description of// --The writer began with a description of the area.// --The police have issued a detailed description of the missing woman.// --an accurate description of the event// --I checked my job description .// give/provide etc a description // --The booklet gives a brief description of each place.// brief/short/full/complete description // --Your insurance company will need a full description of the stolen property.// --The guide gives a general description of the island.// fit/match/answer a description (=be like the person or thing described) // --He matches the description of the attacker.//
2 be beyond/past description: to be too good, bad, big etc to be described easily// --The death and destruction were beyond description.//
3 of every/some/any etc description: also of all descriptions // people or things of every type, some type etc// --People of all descriptions came to see the show.//

description at French => English Of Explained:


déscription at French => English Of Explained:


description at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "description":
account, anecdote, blood, brand, breed, cast, category, character,
characterization, chronicle, clan, class, color, commentary,
construction, definition, delineation, denomination, depiction,
designation, diagnosis, differentiation, distinction, explanation,
feather, form, genre, genus, grain, history, ilk, interpretation,
kidney, kin, kind, label, line, lot, make, manner, mark, meaning,
memoir, mold, narration, narrative, nature, number, persuasion,
phylum, picture, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, presentment,
race, reading, recital, record, recountal, recounting, report,
representation, shape, sort, species, stamp, statement, story,
strain, stripe, style, tale, the like of, the likes of,
thumbnail sketch, tribe, type, variety, version, way of seeing,

description at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Information): information, enlightenment, knowledge, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, announcement, communiqué, report, advice, news, record, account, description, statement, affirmation.

[N] (Description): description, account, statement, report, expose, narration, recital, relation.

description at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C, U] (of sb/sth) a piece of writing or speech that says what sb/sth is like; the act of writing or saying in words what sb/sth is like:
to give a detailed / full description of the procedure * a brief / general description of the software * Police have issued a description of the gunman. * 'Scared stiff' is an apt description of how I felt at that moment. * a personal pain that goes beyond description (= is too great to express in words) * the novelist's powers of description
2 [C] of some, all, every, etc. of some, etc. type:
boats of every description / all descriptions * Their money came from trade of some description. * medals, coins and things of that description
answer / fit a description (of sb/sth) to be like a particular person or thing:
A child answering the description of the missing boy was found safe and well in London yesterday.
more at BEGGAR v.

Description at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Description \De*scrip"tion\, n. [F. description, L. descriptio.
See {Describe}.]
1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.

2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or
representation in language; an enumeration of the
essential qualities of a thing or species.

Milton has descriptions of morning. --D. Webster.

3. A class to which a certain representation is applicable;
kind; sort.

A difference . . . between them and another
description of public creditors. --A. Hamilton.

The plates were all of the meanest description.

Syn: Account; definition; recital; relation; detail;
narrative; narration; explanation; delineation;
representation; kind; sort. See {Definition}.

description at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a statement that represents something in words [syn: {verbal
2: the act of describing something
3: sort or variety; "every description of book was there"

description at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la descriptio.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈskɹɪpʃən/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-description.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
    1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
    2. A set of characteristics by which someone or something can be recognized.
    3. Inter: biolog » y A scientific documentation of a specimen intended to reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species.
    4. : The type description of the fungus was written by a botanist.


      * Inter: sense » characteristics sort, kind, type, variety


      Inter: trans-top » account in words

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|وصف|m|tr=waṣf
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|описание|n
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|descripció|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|描寫|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|描写|tr=miáoxiě|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|描述|tr=miáoshù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|popis|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|beskrivelse
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschrijving|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|priskribo
  • Estonian: kirjeldus (1), kirjeldamine (2)
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuvaus, Inter: t+ » fi|selitys
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|description|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Beschreibung|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|περιγραφή|f
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|תיאור|tr=ti'ur|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|leírás
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|deskripsi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|descrizione|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|記述|tr=きじゅつ, kijutsu, Inter: t+ » ja|説明|tr=せつめい, setsumei, Inter: t+ » ja|描写|tr=びょうしゃ, byōsha|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|묘사|tr=myosa, Inter: t+ » ko|기술|tr=gisul, Inter: t+ » ko|서술|tr=seosul, Inter: t+ » ko|설명|tr=seolmyeong, Inter: t+ » ko|기재|tr=gijae
    • Lithuanian: aprašymas (1), apibūdinimas (2)
    • Lojban: ve skicu
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|توصیف
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|descrição|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|descripție
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|описание|n|tr=opisánije
    • Scots: descreeption
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuairisgeul|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|descripción|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|beskrivning|c
    • Telugu: వర్ణన (varNana)
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|tanım, Inter: t+ » tr|tavsif

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » characteristics
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|описание|n
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|signalement
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|leírás, Inter: t+ » hu|személyleírás
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|comharthaí|m|p, Inter: t- » ga|comharthaí aithne|m|p, Inter: t- » ga|comharthaí sóirt|m|p

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuairisgeul|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|señalamiento
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|signalement
  • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|vasif

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * synopsis
    • interpretation

      Related terms

      * describe
    • descriptive

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * discerption, predictions

    Translation: ar » description
    Translation: cs » description
    Translation: de » description
    Translation: et » description
    Translation: el » description
    Translation: es » description
    Translation: fa » description
    Translation: fr » description
    Translation: ko » description
    Translation: io » description
    Translation: id » description
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    Translation: li » description
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    Translation: hu » description
    Translation: mg » description
    Translation: ml » description
    Translation: my » description
    Translation: nl » description
    Translation: ja » description
    Translation: no » description
    Translation: pl » description
    Translation: pt » description
    Translation: ru » description
    Translation: fi » description
    Translation: ta » description
    Translation: tr » description
    Translation: vi » description
    Translation: zh » description